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    The Open Sanctuary Project’s “So You Want To Rescue A Chicken” Brochure

    The exterior page of the "so you want to rescue a chicken" brochure
    The interior page of the "so you want to rescue a chicken" brochure
    A sample of our chicken rescue informational brochure!

    Enter either your organization’s name or your name and email below to download a free brochure PDF that you can have printed out for visitors to your organization who are interested in learning more about what it takes to provide lifelong compassionate care for chickens. Physical literature is a great way to relay a lot of information in a pleasing way to curious individuals.

    Looking For More Info On This Subject?
    For more information on what to consider when thinking about providing lifelong care for chickens, check out our introductory resource about what chickens need here!

    A4 Formatted Version Of This Brochure

    Edgar’s Mission created an A4 version of this brochure! If your organization operates outside of the United States, you can download a printable A4 version with the following form:

    We promise not to use your email for any marketing purposes! Would you prefer to access this form in a different way? Contact us and let us know!

    How’s This Literature Working For You?
    Have you used this brochure at your sanctuary and want to give us your feedback on improvements? Let us know here!

    Full Text Summary Of The Brochure:

    Here’s The Open Sanctuary Project’s “So You Want To Rescue A Chicken” text summary:

    Panel 1: “So you want to rescue a chicken? Learn more about what a chicken needs from you in order to live a long, happy & healthy life with this short guide!”

    Panel 2: “Did you know that certain breeds of chickens can live into their teens? Chickens are complex individuals who need a lot more care than you may have read about online or in “homesteading” guides! What does compassionate chicken care look like? What can you do to help one or some of the many chickens who need help in the world?”

    Panel 3: “Immediate Care Needs:

    When welcoming a chicken into your home or sanctuary, you need to be prepared to handle any potential health challenges they may be facing, which may include:

    Pressing health issues or emergencies
    Internal or external parasites
    Malnutrition or overfeeding symptoms
    Complex behavioral challenges
    Reproductive system concerns
    Concerning flock dynamics

    It’s very important to learn as much as you can about what chickens need and their responsible care prior to accepting chickens into your daily life!”

    Panel 4: “It is a MYTH that chickens do not need veterinary care!

    Lifelong Care Needs:

    Just like a cat or a dog, chickens are feeling, thoughtful individuals who have specific needs
    in order to live happy, healthy lives, including:

    • Access to an experienced avian veterinarian
    • A diet appropriate for the individual
    • A clean, appropriate living space
    • Close daily observations of the flock
    • Regular health checks from you
    • Medical intervention when sick or hurt
    • Safe management of egg-laying side effects
    • Protection from weather and other animals
    • An enriching environment and activities”

    Panel 5: “Free guides to check out:

    There are many free guides, videos, and courses dedicated to the lifelong compassionate care of chickens at! Topics include:

    Indoor & Outdoor Housing
    Feeding, Supplements, & Treats
    Social Considerations
    Safety For Chickens & For You
    Health Checks & Signs Of Concern
    Enrichment Strategies For Chickens

    And a whole lot more!”

    Panel 6: “Learn more about The Open Sanctuary Project:

    The Open Sanctuary Project is a freely accessible, always growing digital guide for any resources or information you need in order to responsibly create and successfully manage an animal sanctuary or to provide the best possible care to animals in order to help them live long, healthy, happy lives free of exploitation.

    All of our resources are researched and responsibly crafted with the intention of promoting compassionate care standards and practices for animals in need of help and sanctuary, while identifying and discouraging practices that are exploitative or harmful to the individual. Visit”

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