Meet the Animals
Meet the Chickens
The average lifespan for wild chickens is fifteen years. Chickens raised for egg production are slaughtered at an average age of five years. Chickens raised for meat, referred to a “boilers” by the industry, are killed just 42 days after hatching, as they have been selectively bred and genetically altered to reach slaughter weight quickly.
Chickens are capable of complex thought. They enjoy dust bathing and become frustrated if they are prevented from doing so, such as in the close confinement of factory-farmed birds.
Abraham was rejected as a young peep because he showed signs of being a rooster.
Akachan was a newly hatched peep when she was brought to the sanctuary. For several months, she lived in indoors. She still loves to be cuddled and comes in the house to clean up crumbs.
Alan was rejected as a young peep when he showed signs of being a rooster.
Audrey was being shot at by a man who was holding a bee-bee gun in one hand and his baby in the other hand.
Aurora was abandoned in the driveway of the sanctuary.
Avipur was as a newly-hatched chick lying on the side of the road nearly dead. A school boy brought her home to his mother, who in turn brought her the Sanctuary.
Billy was kept tethered by the ankle 24 hours a day at a cockfighting farm. A concerned citizen freed Billy early one morning before sunrise and brought him to the Sanctuary.
Brian was dumped near the heliport.
Buddy was permanently crippled after a neighbor at Makena Landing intentionally ran over him and then hired an exterminator to kill all the remaining chickens in the area.
Charleen was abandoned in a coop when her caretakers left the island.
A sadistic person chopped off Dennis’ feet.
King Tut was injured and left to die at a shopping center.
Peahi was rescued as a tiny chick, the only survivor of her family.
Ray was rejected when he grew up to be a rooster.
Richard was discarded after a cockfight.
Rich was discarded due to his crowing in the morning.
Rudy was dropped off in a cardboard box with a broken leg. After months of rehabilitation, he is able to run.
Rufus was abandoned in our driveway. He is the first animal to greet visitors, and loved to be cuddled.
Shakespeare was dumped in Kula and at risk of being shot.
Shelly and her peeps were rescued at a construction site in Kihei.