After every rescue, we become attached to these lives saved. We watch them recover from past trauma and transform into healthy, amazing animals. The Turlock rescue has proved this especially true. While we prepared the healthiest for their final transition into a new home, we prepped ourselves for letting them go.
This past weekend, we had our first adoption event. Another is planned at our Grass Valley facility this Saturday. We adopted out 240 hens, 165 from the Turlock rescue and 75 from another egg farm rescue.
Already, we’ve received some great updates. It can be hard letting go, but without our Rescue Ranch program, these hens would have been slaughtered. Their lives would have been snuffed out for no other reason than their bodies could no longer produce enough eggs to offset the cost of feed.
“Our girls are doing great as well. Everyone is remarking about their appetites and they seem to really enjoy the company of people, although I can’t say that I understand that completely??? It must be all that love and great energy from Animal Place, not to mention the food!” - Nanette
"Just wanted to let you know that the girls settled in nicely…they marched right out of the carriers into the pen all on their own, single file…yesterday, they would go crazy running around and screaming when I went to check on them…today they are very calm as if they have been there since being chicks….they have blended with the other five in the flock and there has not been any aggressive behavior…They are very loud talking to each other, which I attribute to the Leghorn mix in them…music to my ears….thank you for helping give these wonderful creatures a chance at life…I will send a photo as soon I can gather them in one spot." - John
"Just wanted to tell you that our new ladies, named Clover & Penny (Because they are both lucky) have settled in quite nicely. They were integrated into the flock last night and so far no major squabbles. Penny (The orange one) is clearly a comic. She is incredibly sweet and LOVES humans. She will follow me around the yard at my heels the whole time I am outside and this morning she figured out how to get into the bottom of our compost tower. Clover (The white one) is a little more shy and is trying to find her place, but she is curious and getting braver by the moment. Thanks for helping to bring them to our family. We adore them!” - Whitney
“These girls are delightful, inquisitive, active and so trusting. It has been a joy to sit in the stall and spend time with them while we quarantine them for a few more weeks from the hen house ladies.” - Janine