We rely on so many wonderful people with amazing skills who volunteer their time and expertise to help us run the sanctuary and our education programs. One of these amazing volunteers is Tony.
Tony came to the farm and saw the state of our ageing chicken coops, many of which had borne assault after assault from wayward pigs and goats. As Tony was an experienced builder he set about building us the chicken house of our dreams.
Along with his sister, Tony raised the funds for materials and set about building us a chicken complex that wouldn’t just house the sanctuaries chicken, rooster and duck residents, but that would also accommodate another 12 rescued birds giving us the opportunity to provide more homes for birds rescued from egg and meat factories.
Over two months Tony worked to ensure that every inch of the house would protect the birds from rats and snakes, that there was sufficient daylight and moonlight, that there was just the right amount of ventilation for both Summer and Winter, and even provided an annex for those who weren’t getting along with the main flock.
The birds have now moved into their safe and luxurious quarters, and the work that our animal care volunteers have to do to keep the birds happy and healthy has reduced by half. Everybody just loves the new chicken house, and we are so very grateful to Tony for his dedication to providing a more comfortable home for the sanctuary animals.
If you have skills that you believe we can use here at Farm Animal Rescue, don’t be shy! Let us know what you can do, we may not need you today but we will probably need your particular skills sometime. Tony did, and look at the marvellous result. We will never stop being grateful to Tony, and will never stop looking forward to hearing about your skills and experience.
Tony is our chicken house hero, please let him know how much we appreciate him if you see him at one of our Open Days.