Meet the Chickens
Get to know our 19 resident rescue chickens!
Our mission is to provide a loving forever home to abandoned, abused, and neglected farmed animals. We currently have rescued 19 chickens which include 10 hens and 9 roosters. We hope you'll enjoy meeting them below!
Potato is a four-month-old Silkie Frizzle Rooster. He was rescued from abuse in November 2023 and currently lives in the spare bedroom. He enjoys crowing at 7am every morning, trying new snacks, and watching the squirrels climb trees through his window perch. This Christmas, Potato will be moving into his very own coop.
Ellie was surrendered to us at 16 weeks old after his breeders could no longer care for him. As a blind rooster who walks funny he was picked on and ostracized by his siblings. He has his very own loft in one of the coops where he can live safely without worrying about bullies. He is the most affectionate of the chickens and enjoys human touch and company. He purrs (a trilling kind of chicken coo) when cuddled and loves being whispered to.
Ezra was adopted from the Montreal Humane Society as a young boy. He is four years old and absolutely loves his daily cuddles, and will even shove his head under elbows like a dog. He is sweet, funny, and a good caretaker of his ladies. He is full of energy and it is only when he is in loving human arms that he stops and just relaxes.
Henry is an ~8 year old semi-blind rooster who joined us from Big Sky Ranch when they closed in May 2023. He is the tiniest but mightiest rooster with lots to say! Henry overcame a bad case of scaley leg mites, fowl mites and bumble foot in his first weeks with us. Being the big man on campus that he is (jk - he's a small bantam mix) he knew he needed to heal up fast to join the flock. Henry now lives happily with the 6 hens, protecting and loving them ever after.
Rolo was adopted from the Montreal SPCA at five months old. He is an "easter egger" rooster. His former owners surrendered him, and his brother, because they weren't egg laying hens. Over the months Rolo and Hershey have bonded and now live their lives in a Bachelor Flock - just the two of them! (Plus Ellie, who lives solo in a loft above them!) Rolo does a happy dance every morning when he gets to go out into the run to stretch his legs after an evening sleep on the perch.
Hershey was adopted from the Montreal SPCA at five months old. He is an "easter egger" rooster. His former owners surrendered him, and his brother, because they weren't egg laying hens. Over the months Rolo and Hershey have bonded and now live their lives in a Bachelor Flock - just the two of them. (Plus Ellie, who lives solo in a loft above them). He is in love with Rolo and would like very much do waddle off into the sunset with him.
Oscar is the sweetest boy! He and his wifey, Mocha, joined our family November 2023.
Mocha is truly the most beautiful chicken. She and her husband, Oscar, joined our family November 2023.
Jewel is the most special of chickens we have. This girl has a heart of gold, but also one with heart disease so she’s on a variety of medications to keep her at her best. Jewel is a Lohmann Brown breed of laying hen who survived an emergency surgery in October 2021 to remove a fully formed egg from her abdomen. Because Jewel is at high risk for reproductive issues she will need to be implanted every 6-8 months for the rest of her life to prevent her from ovulating and laying eggs.
Gunta is a 5-year-old Barred Rock breed who joins our family from Contented Clucks. She and her sister, Angie, first lived as backyard laying hens in the city. They have been very loved but through life’s ups and downs, they needed a new home and we couldn’t be happier to provide them with a loving sanctuary. Gunta is a bit more shy than her sister, but she is such a gentle soul.
Angie is a 5-year-old Barred Rock breed who joins our family from Contented Clucks. She and her sister, Gunta, first lived as backyard laying hens in the city. They have been very loved but through life’s ups and downs, they needed a new home and we couldn’t be happier to provide them with a loving sanctuary. Angie is a bit of a bossy lady and certainly knows what she wants and goes for it (including nipping Gunta’s back feathers - silly girl).
You can recognize Sophie as Georgie's twin, just with more white feathers down her neck. She's a big lady who knows what she wants, and goes to get it. First to the food, she LOVES blueberries and any fruit. She also loves to inspect anything you might have in your hands.
Cora is a sweet lady. She is one of the egg-laying hens left behind by the former owners of Pegg Road. She doesn't get into trouble and will happily wait for her friends to finish their food before stepping in to have a snack. She enjoys foraging and taking long strolls around the run. Cora has the floppiest comb of all our ladies.
Lovingly nicknamed Regina George for her bossy attitude, Georgie was one of the 7 hens left behind by the former owners of Pegg Road. She's not a bully though, she protects her friends and makes sure the two roosters don't pick on anyone. She's the "momma hen" of the group. Watch out when Georgie's around because she'll be sure to grab any food you have!
Maggie is a fierce and outgoing lady who was left behind by the previous owners of Pegg Road. She is bonded with Alma, the newest hen to the flock, after they both had to be isolated during reproductive issues. Even though they're both feeling better these days, they continue to walk side by side. That is, with the addition of their best boyfriend, Henry.
Alma and her two sisters were surrendered to Secondhand Stories in November 2022. At 5 months old they were living in a tiny coop, covered in lice, and are still learning what dust baths and perching are. These girls were slower to trust humans, and got their names from the bravest most rebellious Handmaids' Tale characters. Alma is the sole surviving sister of the henmaids. Both of her sisters sadly passed away from reproductive issues.
Margaret is one of the 7 OG hens we saved when we moved to Pegg Road. When we rescued her, her butt was bald from the others plucking her, but more space she's regrown them! She is the most adventurous and independent of our hens and will often take the opportunity during our daily promenade to explore new areas.