Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Monique - CA
Monique - CA
Chicken - CA

Monique was rescued from a live meat market along with her sisters. The animals are kept in small, filthy cages, and the customers pick one out and…

Amber - CA
Amber - CA
Chicken - CA

Amber and her 28 sisters were rescued from a pet store where they were kept in very cramped, dirty conditions. After the customers complained they…

Rick Springfield - TN
Rick Springfield - TN
Chicken - TN

Rick Springfield was found at the Nashville international airport, obviously waiting for a flight to The Gentle Barn. He was one of the founding…

Blossom - MO
Blossom - MO
Chicken - MO

We are so sad that our Blossom has passed away. It was sudden and, although we knew he didn’t have long, unexpected. Blossom was a broiler chicken,…

Susie - CA
Susie - CA
Chicken - CA

We rescued Susie many years ago when we discovered her and her 29 sisters at a pet store. They were all crammed together in a filthy cage and when customers…

Peggy - CA
Peggy - CA
Chicken - CA

Peggy was the most famous and well loved chicken in the history of The Gentle Barn. She was born with only one usable leg and was almost euthanized…

Fluffy - TN
Fluffy - TN
Chicken - TN

Our beloved Fluffy came in along with a family of chickens who needed a safe, loving space to live and thrive. She lived the life all chickens deserve,…

Eric - CA
Eric - CA
Chicken - CA

Eric was raised to fight. When they noticed that he is a lover not a fighter they were going to eat him. Able to intervene, we brought him home to charm…

Mavis - TN
Mavis - TN
Chicken - TN

Mavis was one of 102,000 chicks born in an incubator and raised in a poultry farm. Genetically engineered to be full grown at 7 weeks old and destined…

Mario - CA
Mario - CA
Chicken - CA

Mario was going to be euthanized in the animal shelter and we brought him home to The Gentle Barn to be part of our family instead. He quickly became…

Mufasa - CA
Mufasa - CA
Chicken - CA

Mufasa was hatched in a classroom and sent home with one of the students. When he started crowing it became a problem with the neighbors and we were…

Peppermint Patty - TN
Peppermint Patty - TN
Chicken - TN

A Tennessee Love Story

Rosy was originally thought to be a female, but when he was a little older and started…

Phoenix - CA
Phoenix - CA
Chicken - CA

Phoenix was one of five chickens rescued from a slaughterhouse. They were left alive and the customers could pick out the one they wanted and then they…

Daisy - MO
Daisy - MO
Chicken - MO

Our sweet girl, Daisy, left her body today. She had breakfast this morning and joined her turkey and chicken friends in the barn for the day before…

Storm - CA
Storm - CA
Chicken - CA

Storm was raised by a lovely family who adored him. Because of this he grew up kind and affectionate. Because of the economy the family could no longer…

Freddy - TN
Freddy - TN
Chicken - TN

We were about to start off a brand new week when our beautiful Freddy decided it was time to leave. Freddy Mercury was the last lady to leave of the…

Sarah - CA
Sarah - CA
Chicken - CA

Sarah was wild in our neighborhood, we were never able to find out where she came from. She emerged one day with 15 babies and we knew that if she remained…

Eliza - CA
Eliza - CA
Chicken - CA

Eliza was rescued from the animal shelter. Chickens typically live between 7 and 10 years, but Eliza lived with us until eleven years old! She absolutely…

Alex - CA
Alex - CA
Chicken - CA

Alex was saved from a market where people come to pick out animals to be butchered and bought. Living in a filthy cage, watching the animals around…

Valentina - CA
Valentina - CA
Chicken - CA

Valentina was a Japanese Silky chicken, rescued from the animal shelter just before she was going to be put down. She was way too cute and innocent…

Gertrude - MO
Gertrude - MO
Chicken - MO

Gertrude was our most cuddled chicken, when all of the other hens were busy running around looking for bugs or scratching in the hay, Gertie preferred…

Drew - CA
Drew - CA
Chicken - CA

Drew was being sold at a live meat market in China town where people come in, pick which animal they want, and they are "processed" in the back and…

Barnie - CA
Barnie - CA
Chicken - CA

Barnie was not wanted in his home because he is a rooster and cannot not lay eggs. We took him in because we love his song and his rainbow. He will…

Luigi - CA
Luigi - CA
Chicken - CA

Luigi was left at our veterinarian's office because his family could not take care of him. After having him there for months, our veterinarian asked…

Sparrow - CA
Sparrow - CA
Chicken - CA

Sparrow and his sisters were being sold at a pet store as babies. They were kept in a small, dark box in cruel conditions. People complained and they…

Perfect - MO
Perfect - MO
Chicken - MO

Perfect came to us in September of 2017 right before we opened to the public for the very first time here in Missouri. Her story is similar to that…

Carlyle - TN
Carlyle - TN
Chicken - TN

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…

Carrie - TN
Carrie - TN
Chicken - TN

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…

Daisy - CA
Daisy - CA
Chicken - CA

Daisy was one of the original chickens to be rescued by The Gentle Barn. She came along with 30 other chickens who were living in a homeless woman's…

Diamond - MO
Diamond - MO
Chicken - MO

We rescued Diamond in 2017 when she was around the age of 2. Diamond was used for her egg production, but when her laying slowed down, Diamond was going…

Bella - CA
Bella - CA
Chicken - CA

I am so sorry to say that our dear sweet Bella has passed away. We never know exactly how old chickens are when we rescue them and with the genetic…

Rosey - TN
Rosey - TN
Chicken - TN

Rosey was one of our very first chickens we rescued at the start of The Gentle Barn Tennessee location. We brought Rosey and his sister, Jessie's Girl…

Puffy - TN
Puffy - TN
Chicken - TN

Puffy was a happy backyard chicken, along with her sisters, when neighborhood dogs broke in to the yard and started killing off the birds. The family…

Poppy - TN
Poppy - TN
Chicken - TN

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…

Jasmine - CA
Jasmine - CA
Chicken - CA

Jasmine was rescued from someone who was planning to eat her and her family. But when she had deformed toes they brought her to us to help. After a…

Ginger - CA
Ginger - CA
Chicken - CA

Ginger was rescued from the animal shelter. We don't know why she was brought there, but we are sure glad we found her. She loved talking and had a…

Betsy - TN
Betsy - TN
Chicken - TN

Betsy was a happy backyard chicken, along with her sisters, when neighborhood dogs broke in to the yard and started killing off the birds. The family…

Andrew - TN
Andrew - TN
Chicken - TN

Andrew was one of twenty chicks rescued from a factory farm where he would have been slaughtered at 7 weeks old, along with 120,000 chickens. He was…

Kahlua - CA
Kahlua - CA
Chicken - CA

Kahlua belonged to a nice family along with other chickens. Tragically, a predator broke into their pen and killed all but Kahlua. We were asked…

Finbar - CA
Finbar - CA
Chicken - CA

There was a woman who wanted a female chicken as a pet for her apartment. She ordered one to be delivered to her from an egg company. When she went…

Meep - CA
Meep - CA
Chicken - CA

Meep was brought to The Gentle Barn at only a day old, a tiny ball of yellow fluff. Way too young to be unescorted in the barnyard, we brought him into…

Flash - TN
Flash - TN
Chicken - TN

Flash 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…

Lyra - CA
Lyra - CA
Chicken - CA

Lyra came to us from an animal shelter just before she was supposed to be put down. Someone had impulsively brought Lyra home and got rid of her when…

Zen - CA
Zen - CA
Chicken - CA

Zen was brought to us by a Buddhist temple. They loved him very much, but the neighbors did not. They asked us to take him and care for him, allowing…

Sunrise - CA
Sunrise - CA
Chicken - CA

Sunrise was one of 45 chicks rescued from a crowded, filthy pet store. They all came to The Gentle Barn to live the good life, and one by one pass away…

Langhorn - TN
Langhorn - TN
Chicken - TN

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…

Angel - CA
Angel - CA
Chicken - CA

Angel was hatched as part of a classroom project. The birth delighted the children, but once the fascination was over and Angel turned into a big hen,…

Charlie - CA
Charlie - CA
Chicken - CA

Charlie the rooster was rescued from life in a cage. He was incarcerated for so long that his toes were deformed, and his nails curled into his foot.…

Jesse's Girl - TN
Jesse's Girl - TN
Chicken - TN
Sunshine - CA
Sunshine - CA
Chicken - CA

Sunshine was rescued from a pet store where she and her 29 siblings were crammed in a dark, dirty, crowded cage. After many complaints they released…

Sarah - TN
Sarah - TN
Chicken - TN

Sarah was one of twenty chicks rescued from a factory farm where she would have been slaughtered at 7 weeks old. She was brought to The Gentle Barn…

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