We are not a non-profit at this time; we work day jobs to support the animals care, and try to supplement that with sales from this site and our events. But if you like what is happening at The Institute, we are deeply grateful for your support and supremely thankful to feel a happy community building! If you have any of these supplies or an interest in seeing us grow our rescue capacity and advocacy,
we thank you in advance for any and all good energy, support and participation.
FOOD & BEDDING SUPPLIES:
We can always use chicken feed, bedding and medical/care supplies! The easiest way to help us help them is a gift card to Tractor Supply in Kingston. We can get everything we need there to keep these sweet beings in healthy, safe and tip-top shape. Some supplies we get regularly:
- Purina Organic Layer, Crumble and Scratch varieties (containing no animal products)
- Chopped/Mulched Hay & Straw as well as wood chips bedding.
- Vet Wrap
- Pen & Fencing Material
OUTBUILDINGS AND LAND:
We started off with just a room in our "human" home becoming a de-facto "Chicken Hotel." Extremely special needs birds will always be cared for in our home, but for the able-bodied, we just built a beautiful, first class insulated coop, and we continue to embrace growth and mindful expansion, in order to provide refuge for more beings in need. We would like to find a good patch of land in our area, and add more outbuildings for animal care and human programs as well. You can learn more about the first coop we built by clicking HERE to view photos, and please be in touch by clicking the button if you have resources or support for more buildings and/or land.
iphone VIDEO GEAR
Maybe you upgraded to a better model and have some accessories you don't use? We find one of the most important ways we can help advocate for the birds in our care and save more lives is by sharing their stories, personalities, and capturing how special they each are via creative video and photography. Much of this is seen on our facebook page (link below). These items would improve our work in the documentation department immensely!