Rosa is a tiny little red hen only a few months old who a kind young lady named Jessica found lying motionless off of the side of a busy city READ ON
Free from Harm Rescue Stories
Baby Hen Found Near Death Off Busy Street
The Blind Chick and Her Guardian Angel
A few weeks ago I learned about a blind chick in need of a new home. After a few email exchanges, I discovered that the chick’s caretaker lived only about READ ON
What’s the Point of Keeping a Hen Who Cannot Lay Eggs?
A few years ago, I adopted a hen about whom I knew very little except that a farmer did not want her anymore because she had stopped laying eggs. The READ ON
Galliano: Our Little Bantam Rooster Rescue
I brought home our rescue Galliano, and for the next four weeks, he was my closest companion, following me everywhere around the house, perching on my arm or shoulder while READ ON
Ginger and Fred: Two Lucky Ducks!
In the first week of May, Red Door Animal Shelter notified us that they had rescued two Pekin ducks, a bonded couple, who were now in need of a permanent READ ON
Sam: The Rooster Who Tried to Cross the Road
On the afternoon of Saturday, January 17th, Nancy and her husband were busy doing errands and driving down a bustling four-lane Cicero Avenue in Chicago when Nancy spotted a chicken READ ON
Injured Chicken Found in Chicago Alley
The circumstances surrounding our latest rescue, an injured chicken we named Peter, remain largely a mystery. What we do know is that he was found all alone and motionless in READ ON
Ezra The Rooster: The Little Chicken Who Could!
Everyone has been asking about Ezra the rooster! It’s been more than two months since Ezra’s life-saving rescue and emergency medical treatment at Niles Animal Hospital. As some of you READ ON
Chicken Rescue Alert: Give to Lucinda in Her Time of Need
Please help us raise $750 for our Chicken Rescue Fund to cover Lucinda’s medical care. Lucinda was the fragile little hen we rescued in the Summer of 2012 from the READ ON
Ezra, the Chicken Who Survived the Most Unbelievable Odds, Needs You!
Ezra is a strikingly handsome black rooster who was found in a cemetery by police after an eyewitness discovered him half-buried in the snow in front of a headstone. His READ ON
Meet Louise: Free from Harm’s Latest Rescued Chicken
Louise is Free from Harm‚’s latest hen rescue. We responded to a call from Chicago Animal Control and Care who found her on the streets of Chicago. She has a READ ON
Virtual Chicken Sanctuary: Next Best Thing to Being There
We believe it is vitally important for people to connect with living, happy animals who have been rescued from commercial farming. Seeing these animals in a sanctuary environment allows people READ ON
Introducing the First Edition of Free Press, FFH’s New Quarterly Newsletter!
I’m so pleased to be able to bring you Free from Harm’s very first edition of Free Press, FFH’s new quarterly digital and print newsletter! Free Press is intended to READ ON
Sweet Pea: The Life of an Egg Laying Chicken
Some of you may recall that our wonderful hen Sweet Pea needed to have exploratory surgery in March to determine the cause of a large and growing mass in her READ ON
A Tribute to Edith the Chicken Who Survived the Trash
In her short life, Edith experienced the kindest and cruelest of humanity. She clearly judged people she encountered as individuals, trusting and bonding with us as her new caregivers immediately, READ ON
Chicken Playdate: Edith Plays with Doris’s Tail Feathers
As Edith explores her new world, her behavior resembles that of a toddler playing with everything in sight. Today she’s taken a particular interest in playing with Doris’ tail feathers, READ ON
Edith’s First Stairs: The Chicken Who Can Climb!
I continually marvel at how chickens observe and sometimes follow what we do. On her third day with me, Edith the Cornish Rock chicken hen who was recently salvaged from READ ON
Edith: Latest Rescued Chicken, Found in a Plastic Bag on a Busy Street
I got a call from a Facebook friend that a chicken had been found in a plastic bag on the street near another Chicago poultry market — still alive, as READ ON
Sanctuary Life Reveals Who Chickens Really Are
I had an unexpected visit from a new neighbor and her two children who were really interested in meeting the Free from Harm chickens. The mother, Joanna, had taken her READ ON
No Morality = No Rights? The Case of Danita the Chicken
Danita displays a strong interest in protecting her flock. Her actions would seem to reflect that she has a sense of moral duty to her flock. But the way she READ ON