Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

The Gentle Barn Animals

Betsy - Chicken - Tennessee

Betsy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Betsy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they knew…

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Peppermint Patty - Chicken - Tennessee

Peppermint Patty was born to the egg industry where she lived in a small cage for her first two years of life laying eggs. Then she was sent to slaughter once her egg production waned, and was rescued after falling off…

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Perfect - Chicken - Missouri

Perfect was going to be slaughtered when she was too old to lay eggs. But we saved her to be part of our family instead. We don't need her eggs, we think she's perfect just the way she is! She is very intelligent and bossy;…

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Jasmine - Chicken - California

Jasmine was born with deformed toes. We were asked to help and took her to our avian specialist. After a week in the hospital her toes were straightened and repaired. When she was sent home she was too young to be unsupervised…

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Poppy - Chicken - Tennessee

Poppy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Poppy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they knew…

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Mildred - Chicken - Tennessee

Mildred came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Mildred and her sisters. As hard as it was, they…

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Peggy - Chicken - California

Peggy was born with a fused elbow which disallowed her to use one of her legs. Her previous owners took her to an avian expert to euthanize her, but the veterinarian advised them not to, as she hopped on one leg just fine,…

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Sarah - Chicken - Tennessee

Sarah was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Mavis - Chicken - Tennessee

Mavis was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Eliza - Chicken - California

Eliza was hatched in a classroom and later became someone's pet. After a while the novelty of having a hen wore off and she was brought to The Gentle Barn to become part of our forever family. Like all egg laying hens,…

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Mario - Chicken - California

Mario was rescued from being down at the animal shelter. He is a Japanese Silky and his feathers look more like soft fur. He is gentle and kind and a friend to all at the barn. Mario thinks he is big and strong and…

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Fluffy - Chicken - Tennessee

Fluffy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Fluffy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they…

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Langhorn - Chicken - Tennessee

Langhorn was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Rick Springfield - Chicken - Tennessee

Rick Springfield was found at The Nashville international airport. No one really knows why he was living there, I guess he was just waiting to catch a flight to The Gentle Barn. He was named in honor of his name sake's…

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Diamond - Chicken - Missouri

Diamond was going to be killed because she was too old to lay eggs. But we love her not for her eggs, but for her feathered beauty, her intelligent eyes, and her melodic song that she sings all day. Diamond will live safe…

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Rebecca - Chicken - California

Rebecca was found wondering the streets and brought to the safety of The Gentle Barn so she could have a home and a family. We absolutely love having her! She is so friendly and has such a big, warm personality. She loves…

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Opal - Chicken - Missouri

Opal lived her entire life with a family who loved her very much and a sister who she adored. Tragically, something attacked her sister one night and Opal was lucky to escape. Opal became very lonely without her sister…

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Carrie - Chicken - Tennessee

Carrie was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Luigi - Chicken - California

Luigi was left at our veterinarians office by someone who couldn’t take care of him. Our vet asked us to take him in and we are so glad we did. He’s gentle, loves being held, and is quite the ladies man. Luigi will live…

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Freddy - Chicken - Tennessee

Freddy was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Carlyle - Chicken - Tennessee

Carlyle was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Girlfriend - Chicken - Tennessee

Girlfriend came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Girlfriend and her sisters. As hard as it was,…

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Georgia - Chicken - Missouri

Georgia (white one) was unwanted by her owner because she wasn't laying eggs anymore. At The Gentle Barn we love her not for her eggs, but for her beautiful face, intelligent eyes, and sweet soft voice. Georgia will live…

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Rosey - Chicken - Tennessee

Rosey was adopted out to a family when we first moved to Tennessee, but it didn't work out so he came back to live with us. While we were looking for a new home for him, he stole our hearts, and knew that he needed to…

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Sponsorship Benefits

When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive in the mail a Certificate of Sponsorship, your animal friend's bio, and a beautiful 5x7 photo!

You will also receive monthly updates by email letting you know how your animal friend is doing as well as an updated photo.