Up until now we have not been a non-profit, and we have our day jobs to support the animals care. We work to try to supplement that with sales from this site and our events. But we are happy to announce that our official 501c3 application is in progress, and we fully expect it to be in place by January of 2019! Meanwhile, 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.
Pen & Fencing Material
OUTBUILDINGS AND LAND:
We started off with just a room in our "human" home becoming a de-facto "Chicken Hotel." Then came our first hand-built, beautiful, first class insulated coop, then several predator safe run and paddock areas, then TWO MORE beautiful handbuilt coops - 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 programs for all. 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.
We keep an updated list on Amazon, of supplies, care items and varied things that are useful. We actually procure a good amount of supplies from Amazon that are impossible to find in our area: medical care related items, items to improve housing or quality of life, veterinary manuals and educational books on avian care, special probiotics and more are all available there and help us see to the details of operation, good care and quality of life for our residents (Note: Please contact us if you are considering sending us any of the larger items… we’d be bowled over and beyond grateful! But want to make sure enough hands are here to take delivery, or sometimes details of size and amount can change. THANK YOU for even checking this list out and considering!) The list can be viewed at this link: