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

Jesse’s Girl Laid an Egg!

Look, Jesse's Girl laid her very first egg. Once they hit sexual maturity, chickens lay about one egg a day. If she mates with a rooster, the egg will be fertilized and the hen will sit on it and not want us to take it. If she doesn't mate with a rooster, the egg comes out unfertilized and she will just leave it…

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone

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 the birds to us.

Sunshine was scared of people at first but soon became a most cherished ambassador…

An Angel Gets Her Wings


Sheba was a beautiful hen who loved life and was very friendly and curious. She got along with all the other animals and was always gentle. One day when we picked her up, she felt unusually thin and it alarmed us. She…

What You Might Not Know About Chickens



You would think that the most costly rescued…


We have about 25 chickens right now and most of them are older hens who are the products of the egg industry. In the egg industry, chickens are genetically engineered to reach sexual maturity at only a few months old instead of at 2 years old as nature intended. Since they are designed to lay eggs very early…

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