Austin was living on the streets after escaping from a transport truck on it's way to the slaughterhouse. Local animal control picked him up and we were called to take him in. Austin was underweight, covered with lice, and his beak had been cut off shortly after he hatched.
You can usually find Austin dust bathing in the mulch or looking after his favorite lady friend, Heidi.
Wesley came to us as a chick. Her previous owner had no interest in keeping her because she hatched with an extra toe and "wouldn't fit into their breeding program". Wesley is a sassy girl and she is always chatting away.
Animal control picked Forrest up after someone had dumped him in the woods to fend for himself simply because he is a boy. He was covered with feather lice and was severely underweight, but somehow managed to maintain his sweet disposition through it all.
Forrest loves to flirt with the ladies and is always looking for special treats to share with them.
Sara was given to us by a woman who was not able to care for her because she hatched with a severe deformity called a twisted thoracic girdle. This deformity caused her left wing to hang because there was nothing attaching it to her body. With the help of our generous supporters we raised enough money to cover the cost of surgery and Sara had her wing amputated on April 25, 2017 . She made a full recovery and is doing so much better without her wing. She can run and play without tripping and dust bathe without it getting caught under her. She is a precious little girl and certainly doesn't know that she is any different than the others.
Chicka was originally taken in by a very nice woman named Dorothy after she wandered into Dorothy's yard. Realizing that Chicka needed some feathered friends, Dorothy contacted us to see if Chicka could move here to the rescue. Chicka moved here on November 4th and immediately settled in and began making new friends. We are very happy to have Chicka here and thank Dorothy for taking her in and caring for her.
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We received a call from a fellow animal rescuer saying that there was a chicken that had taken up residency in an old garage in Houston, TX. When I arrived it was obvious that this small black rooster had never been handled and catching him wasn't easy.
Once he settled in at home we began handling him so that he could learn that we meant no harm. He is much friendlier now but prefers not to be handled.
Sidney is curious and independent and likes to roost on the highest spot he can find.
Molly Shay was let loose in the streets of downtown Houston following a Houston Astros Playoffs baseball game. She found refuge in a median between two Metro rails and became known by the local patrons as the Astros Rally Chicken. The local folks fed and watered her until she was able to be picked up by us on October 26th. She continues to support the Houston Astros, but in a much safer environment.
Dakota was surrendered to our rescue after suffering from frostbite which caused her to lose both of her feet. Because she needs special care and attention her previous owner did not want her. Dakota uses her wings and her little leg stubs to get wherever she needs to go. Although she has no feet that doesn't slow her down! We continuously monitor Dakota's stubs to make sure she does not develop sores or infection.
Dakota enjoys sun bathing on warm days and loves watermelon and apples.
Joe was surrendered by his previous owner when she realized she could no longer care for him properly. Joe loves to show off for the ladies (hens and humans) and does not miss an opportunity to do his special dance. He is very friendly and sociable and enjoys human visitors.
Andi had been living in a large flock of chickens that were rehomed. The woman receiving the flock did not want to take Andi because she was suffering from an untreated bacterial infection in her foot that would require extensive veterinary care.
We took Andi in and immediately took her to see our wonderful avian veterinarian who prescribed the proper treatment. Unfortunately, because Andi's infection was left untreated for so long, the bones in her foot deteriorated leaving her with a permanent disability.
Andi is a very patient girl with a big heart who loves heads of lettuce, grapes and watermelon.