The Pecking Order: How Does It Affect Flocks?
What you need to know about chicken hierarchies!
New Chick On The Flock: The New Chicken Arrival Guide
Everything you need to know about bringing a new chicken into your life!
How to Conduct a Chicken Health Examination
Everything you wanted to know (and some stuff you probably didn't) about chicken health checkups!
Chicken Living Space Maintenance and Cleaning
How to keep a chicken's home clean!
Daily Diet, Treats and Supplements for Chickens
What do chickens need to eat (and need to avoid eating) to be happy and healthy?
How To Safely Handle A Chicken At Your Animal Sanctuary
A guide to safe chicken handling
How to Trim a Chicken’s Nails, Spurs, and Beak
Performing poultry pedicures and other keratin-trimming advice!
What Should A Sanctuary Do With Residents’ Eggs?
Tips for handling egg-laying in birds at an animal sanctuary
Chickens: How We Got Here
The history and current challenges of the domesticated chicken.
Maintaining a Healthy Rooster Flock
Tips on how to manage an exclusively rooster flock!
Potential Chicken Health Challenges
An introductory guide for common chicken health issues, illnesses, and diseases. When in doubt, always contact an expert or veterinarian for evaluation!
Farmed Animal Sanctuary Resident Living Space Temperature Considerations
A short guide to temperature considerations for different farmed animal species.
Safe Cohabitation Considerations For Chickens
A short guide to safe cohabitation considerations for chickens.
How An Animal Sanctuary Can Respond To ‘Backyard Egg’ Questions
A few reasons why you shouldn't advocate for backyard eggs as a viable alternative to store-bought eggs.
The Open Sanctuary Project’s “So You Want To Rescue A Chicken” Brochure
Here's a free downloadable brochure that you can print and provide to animal sanctuary visitors who express interest in providing lifelong care to chickens!
The Open Sanctuary Project’s Sanctuary Resident Laying And Implantation Record Systems
Here's a free printable form to keep track of resident egg laying or implantation at your animal sanctuary!
Chick Hatching Project Alternative Lesson Plan for Sanctuaries
An alternative to chick hatching projects that nurtures children's innate sense of connection to and respect for animals by teaching them about embryonic chick development and farmed birds in a more compassionate way.
The Open Sanctuary Project’s “Indoor Chicken” Informational Brochure
We have a free printable brochure to help your animal sanctuary or rescue teach interested visitors about sharing their homes with chickens!
The Care of Chicken Residents in Extreme Cold
A guide on the care of chicken residents at your animal sanctuary in cold temperatures, including heating, humidity and bedding considerations.
Avian Influenza Infographic
An infographic with key points to help your sanctuary protect your avian residents from avian influenza.
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