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Meet the Chickens

Get to know our 17 resident rescue chickens!

Our mission is to provide a loving forever home to abandoned, abused, and neglected farmed animals. We currently have rescued 18 chickens which include 8 hens and 9 roosters. We hope you'll enjoy meeting them below!

Tofu

Tofu

Tofu is a baby silkie rooster who was surrendered to Secondhand Stories in 2024 for being too loud! True to his word, Tofu spends his days chatting with his brother, Chickpea. He takes his job as blueberry tester very seriously and always makes sure to taste them before offering leftovers to Chickpea. This handsome guy enjoys looking through the window at the other flocks and dust bathing on sunny days.

Chickpea

Chickpea

Chickpea is a baby silkie rooster who was surrendered to Secondhand Stories in 2024 for being too loud! True to his word, Chickpea is the chattiest rooster at the sanctuary and enjoys spending his days conversing with the other chickens. He adores blueberries and lettuce snacks and will bounce around excitedly when he knows the treats are nearby. Just like a chickpea this little man is big power in a small body!

Potato

Potato

Potato is an 8-month-old Silkie Frizzle Rooster. He was rescued from abuse in November 2023 and has found a family with his adopted brothers, Chickpea & Tofu. Potato is a rambunctious little fella and enjoys crowing, dust bathing and finding snacks.

Ezra

Ezra

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.

Jewel

Jewel

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

Gunta

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

Angie

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).

Mocha

Mocha

Mocha is truly the most beautiful chicken. She and her husband, Oscar, joined our family November 2023.

Oscar

Oscar

Oscar is the sweetest boy! He and his wifey, Mocha, joined our family November 2023.

Henry

Henry

Henry is an 6 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 four hens, protecting and loving them ever after.

Rolo

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 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

Hershey

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.

Ellie

Ellie

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.

Alma

Alma

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.

Maggie

Maggie

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.

Sophie

Sophie

Sophie is 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.

Margaret

Margaret

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.

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