The original group of chickens in our flock were rescued when a neighbor farmer moved away and left several chickens in his barn. Another group was abandoned by the roadside, far from any home or farm.
Our first Guinea hen, Edith Piaf , was resuscitated as a newly hatched chick using mouth to beak resuscitation. She was named after the French cabaret singer because of her powerful and rarely silent voice.
Jenny the Guinea was delivered to the Northeast Florida Wildlife Coalition then brought to us, as she did not fit their wildlife definition.
Our first duck, Louis, was an Easter duckling purchased by our neighbor for her child, who no longer wanted him when he grew up. (Gifts to children of ducklings, chicks and bunnies are generally a bad idea). Most of our current flock are his descendants.