Bantam Mix
Arrived: 2022-11-20

Penny was in very rough shape when she arrived - she was subdued from the cold temperatures she'd been surviving in, and her feathers were in terrible shape from being over-mated by roosters. Now that's she's safe and warm, her personality is blooming. She's vocal and lively, and her feathers are growing back in beautifully.


Cracked corn and sunflower seeds, relaxing in her cozy straw bed

About Penny

It began with a plea: A relative had been evicted from his farm property, leaving behind over 40 animals—cats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and one lone goat—who were now left to fend for themselves. Through a collaborative effort between Heartland, Madison Cat Project, the Jefferson County Humane Society and HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) all 43 animals were rescued from the property just as winter temperatures dipped into dangerous territory — or so we thought. A day later, we received a call that one additional hen had been found hiding in a garbage can: little lucky Penny. While many of the hens were personally adopted by the Shelter Manager of Jefferson County Humane Society, a group of them (Penny included) will live out their lives at our sanctuary. They've already been nicknamed the "Watertown 7".

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