Meet and Sponsor Our Chickens and Guineas

ALICE

Sponsor Alice! Dorothy came to PRS in early 2014 from a local hoarding situation where conditions where the guardian of over 60 animals (chickens, sheep, rabbits, and a horse) was no longer feeding or watering anyone in the hard Maine winter. We took in every single animal from this case and promised them lifelong sanctuary. Alice is part of our main chicken flock and is friends with Little Red, Sally-Ann and Dorothy. 

AURORA

Sponsor Aurora! Aurora came to PRS with a group of forty hens from a small, local egg farm. We were asked to take in their flock when the farmer called saying they ‘weren’t worth his time to slaughter for dog food’ because their bodies were so skinny and broken, even though they were only 2-3 years old. Severely neglected, dehydrated, and emaciated, many (included Aurora) also had pneumonia.

CHAMPION

Sponsor Champion! Champion unexpectedly arrived at the sanctuary one day when his guardian said she was given the choice between getting rid of him herself of having her partner kill him. We are constantly getting bombarded with requests to help roosters – enough to fill entire new sanctuaries every year. Champion is one of our kindest and most wonderful roosters here.

DAPHNE

Sponsor Daphne! Daphne came to PRS in early 2014 from a local hoarding situation where conditions where the guardian of over 60 animals (chickens, sheep, rabbits, and a horse) was no longer feeding or watering anyone in the hard Maine winter. We took in every single animal from this case and promised them lifelong sanctuary. Daphne has a special friendship with Champion the rooster.

DOROTHY

Sponsor Dorothy! Dorothy came to PRS in early 2014 from a local hoarding situation where conditions where the guardian of over 60 animals (chickens, sheep, rabbits, and a horse) was no longer feeding or watering anyone in the hard Maine winter. We took in every single animal from this case and promised them lifelong sanctuary. Dorothy is part of our main chicken flock and is friends with Little Red, Sally-Ann and Alice. 

FLORENCE

Sponsor Florence! Florence is one of our oldest hens here at the sanctuary and is well into her golden years. A particularly friendly and social bird with her human caregivers, Florence has special medical needs and is part of our special needs flock. She is best friends with Maverick the rooster and Clark, a guinea rooster who arrived in such poor condition his wing had literally rotted off his body.

FUEGO

Sponsor Fuego! Like all too many roosters, Fuego was unwanted and dumped to try to survive on his own, which is almost always a death sentence for domesticated animals, who are not wild and rely on humans for their basic care. Found by someone who saved him but quickly bored of him, Fuego came to PRS in the summer of 2018. He is one of our feistiest roosters and is best friends with Mr. Sydney the turkey.

LITTLE RED

Sponsor Little Red! Little Red came to PRS in 2015 along with five other hens from a local ‘sanctuary’ that moved out and left their chickens and cats behind. Many of the chickens had already been killed by predators by the time we were alerted to the situation by the former ‘sanctuary’ owner, who was vacationing outside of the country. Skinny, filthy, and parasite-ridden we captured all the survivors and brought them to PRS.

LITTLE ROO

Sponsor Little Roo! Little Roo is one of the many roosters who call PRS home. As we are constantly bombarded with requests to help roosters in need, we are always thinking creatively about how to accommodate more of these misunderstood but wonderful birds. This handsome and kind little rooster currently lives with our main guinea hen flock where he quickly made friends.

MALCOLM

Sponsor Malcolm! Malcolm is a sanctuary favorite of nearly everyone who meets him. When we were asked to take him in, we couldn’t safely get him in with any of our flocks and moved him into our main pig barn. For Malcolm, this has been a wonderful fit. He adores the pigs who have welcomed him in. He is particularly fond Josephine’s piglets, for whom he acts like a surrogate father, protecting and loving them.

MASON

Sponsor Mason! Mason came to PRS in early 2014 from a local hoarding situation where conditions where the guardian of over 60 animals (chickens, sheep, rabbits, and a horse) was no longer feeding or watering anyone in the hard Maine winter. We took in every single animal from this case and promised them lifelong sanctuary. Mason is one of the roosters in our main chicken flock and is a friend to everyone.   

MAVERICK

Sponsor Maverick! Maverick came to PRS back in 2013 and is a little guy with a big personality. He doesn’t do well in striations where he is with larger roosters, so he currently lives with our special needs flock where he has a special friendship with Florence the hen and Clark, a guinea rooster who is missing a wing. He is really comfortable around our caregivers and loves being carried around and doted on.

NIKEETA

Sponsor Nikeeta! Nikeeta came to PRS in 2020 as a young chick who was the only survivor in a flock of chicks who were being raised for meat. Cornish cross chickens like Nikeeta have been bred to grow incredibly big, incredibly fast – so big that they are routinely slaughtered at only 42 days old and giant, peeping babies. Nikeeta quickly won over the caregiver nursing her back to health and lives in her staff cabin as a house chicken.

RODNEY

Sponsor Rodney! Rodney is one of the many roosters who call PRS home and is part of our main flock, carefully watching over his many hen friends along with roosters Victor and Mason. So often people misunderstand rooster language and get upset when they display natural behaviors, like calling to their families or protecting them. Here we work hard to have good relationships with our rooster, teaching them we are here to help.

VERUCA

Sponsor Veruca! Veruca came to PRS with a group of forty hens from a small, local egg farm. We were asked to take in their flock when the farmer called saying they ‘weren’t worth his time to slaughter for dog food’ because their bodies were so skinny and broken, even though they were only 2-3 years old. Severely neglected, dehydrated, and emaciated. Today, Veruca is thriving in her new sanctuary life.

VESPER

Sponsor Vesper! Vesper came to PRS with a group of forty hens from a small, local egg farm. We were asked to take in their flock when the farmer called saying they ‘weren’t worth his time to slaughter for dog food’ because their bodies were so skinny and broken, even though they were only 2-3 years old. Severely neglected, dehydrated, and emaciated. Today, Vesper is thriving in her new sanctuary life.

VICTOR

Sponsor Victor! Victor is one of the many roosters who call PRS home and is the most dominant male in our main rooster flock, carefully watching over his friends. Coming to us with chronic foot infections, he quickly got used to being handled by his caregivers and is very sweet and trusting of his regular foot bandaging and foot soaks. Like all our rooster friends, he is loyal and brave.

WANDA

Sponsor Wanda! Wanda came to PRS in early 2014 from a local hoarding situation where conditions where the guardian of over 60 animals (chickens, sheep, rabbits, and a horse) was no longer feeding or watering anyone in the hard Maine winter. We took in every single animal from this case and promised them lifelong sanctuary. Wanda is one of our tiniest hens and loves to visit with our turkeys.    

ASHLEY

Sponsor Ashley! Ashley came to PRS in 2013 as part of a flock of 14 guinea hens and roosters who were being raised to sell as ‘pets’ by a well-known local business that claims to love animals and be ‘vegan,’ but when they discovered there isn’t a big market for selling these wonderful, but rascally and loud birds, they decided to slaughter everyone if we didn’t take them. So we took them all!

CLARK

Sponsor Clark! Clark was the only surviving bird in what was once a large flock. When we were contacted about him, he had a severe mite infestation and an open would that was so infected that his wing had literally fallen off his body. When we were contacted about him, we thought he would be too far to save, but against all odds, Clark’s infection was treated and he is thriving today!

HENRY

Sponsor Henry! Henry came to PRS in 2013 as part of a flock of 14 guinea hens and roosters who were being raised to sell as ‘pets’ by a well-known local business that claims to love animals and be ‘vegan,’ but when they discovered there isn’t a big market for selling these wonderful, but rascally and loud birds, they decided to slaughter everyone if we didn’t take them. So we took them all!

SUSIE Q.

Sponsor Susie Q.! Susie Q. came to PRS in 2013 as part of a flock of 14 guinea hens and roosters who were being raised to sell as ‘pets’ by a well-known local business that claims to love animals and be ‘vegan,’ but when they discovered there isn’t a big market for selling these wonderful, but rascally and loud birds, they decided to slaughter everyone if we didn’t take them. So we took them all!

OTHER/NEW RESCUE

Sponsor Another Chicken or Guinea!

Maybe you met a special animal friend at PRS or saw their story on social media but don’t see them listed here. If you are looking to sponsor someone you don’t see, you can always select this option and we’ll follow up with you to help select the animal you want to sponsor.

SURPRISE ME!

Sponsor an Animal Who Needs You the Most!

Want to help one of our special rescued chickens or guineas but not sure who to pick? Select this option and we’ll pair you with one of our wonderful animals who needs a sponsor! Or you can always email with any questions you might have first!