Meet the Chickens

Get to know our 12 resident rescue chickens!

Our mission is to provide a loving forever home to abandoned, abused, and neglected farmed animals. We currently have rescued 12 chickens which include 9 hens and 3 roosters. We hope you'll enjoy meeting them below!

Betsie

Betsie was left behind by the former owners of Pegg Road. She is a "red sex link" breed of laying hen. In November she had an ultrasound that revealed a massive tumour on her reproductive system. Her siblings noticed her weakness and begun to pick on her so she is currently living her best life as an indoor house chicken! She has her own bedroom and enjoys scrambled eggs with mealworms every day as a treat! (Did you know? Chickens love their own eggs!)

Maggie

Maggie is a fierce and outgoing lady who was left behind by the previous owners of Pegg Road. She has a spunky attitude and knows she's the queen chicky. You can tell her apart from her light bottom feathers and the fact that she is always the first one out of the coop to greet you and request treats, plz.

Georgie

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.

Cora

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.

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Margaret is one of the gentlest chickens we've rescued. You'll notice her immediately when she's walking away as sadly, her siblings like to pluck her bum feathers. We're hoping she will be able to move in with Ellie, our blind hen, once Ellie's health check has been cleared!

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You can recognize Sophie as Georgie's twin, just with a few feathers missing from the top of her head. 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.

Rolo

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 with five of the resident hens of Pegg Road. 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.

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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 Hershey and Rolo have bonded and now live their lives with five of the resident hens of Pegg Road. He is in love with Rolo and would like very much do waddle off into the sunset with him.

Ellie

Ellie was surrendered to us at 16 weeks old after her breeders could no longer care for him. A blind rooster, he was picked on and ostracized by his siblings. He currently hogs one of the winterized coops all to himself but it is our hope that he will make friends with the other three new hens. 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.

June

June and her two sisters were surrendered to Secondhand Stories in November 2022. At 7 months old they were living in a tiny coop and are still learning what dust baths and perching are. These girls are slower to trust humans, and have gotten their names from the bravest most rebellious Handmaids' Tale characters. Egg laying just for human use? We don't think so! These ladies have other plans in mind.

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Emily and her two sisters were surrendered to Secondhand Stories in November 2022. At 7 months old they were living in a tiny coop and are still learning what dust baths and perching are. These girls are slower to trust humans, and have gotten their names from the bravest most rebellious Handmaids' Tale characters. Egg laying just for human use? We don't think so! These ladies have other plans in mind.

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Alma and her two sisters were surrendered to Secondhand Stories in November 2022. At 7 months old they were living in a tiny coop and are still learning what dust baths and perching are. These girls are slower to trust humans, and have gotten their names from the bravest most rebellious Handmaids' Tale characters. Egg laying just for human use? We don't think so! These ladies have other plans in mind.