The Retirement Roost Rescue - October 2022
We are half way through November and I finally found some free time to sit down and update you all! This is the second Newsletter for The Retirement Roost Rescue.
Check out what we have been up to in the month of October!
We are officially recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3)!! I received the letter on October 4th that our application was accepted.
With 501(c)(3) nonprofits, donations made by individuals to the nonprofit corporation are tax-deductible.
This also means that we will need to file numerous tax forms, but it is worth it!!!
We have been more active on Social Media in attempts to help rehome unwanted hens and roosters. Just by sharing and getting the word out there we are able to alert those who have room in their flock for new feathered members. Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok and help by reposting our efforts.
We had THREE chickens Sponsored this month making 13 total sponsors. I had high hopes to keep everyone updated on a monthly basis. However, as time went on I realized how time consuming this is and I am unable to send everyone individual updates at the moment. Please check Instagram for updates as I have been trying to post daily.
Kathy, Red and Willow's previous owner, sponsored each of them for 3-months.
Christina sponsored Marshmallow for 12-months.
Matt sponsored Cauliflower for 12-months.
Thank you again!!! I did under stamp some of the certificates that went out in the mail, so I will be resending them once they make their way back to me.
We had a few donations come through and a lot of items donated to us.
Thank you for your general donations Steph, Diane, Meghan, Michaella, and Eileen. We have been able to add an additional run to one of our coops and purchase items to set up the run in our Bachelor Pad area.
We also had THREE coops donated to us and one large run with hardwire mesh. Hugh shoutout to Megan for setting up a coop donation from a house she sold, to Teagan and Liz for donating their older coop, and to Joy for donating an amazing coop, run, and so many items.
Without all of this we would not be where we are today.
Surrenders / Intakes
We added 4 hens and 3 roosters to our rescue in the month of October.
- Lana & Loni came from a farm down the street because their flock was not accepting them.
- Bertucci & Ernesto, now known as Bert & Ernie, were surrendered because they were attacking everyone. We are still working with them and will slowly intergrade them to our Bachelor Pad.
- Gilly, now Punky BRooster, was surrendered with his two girlfriends. We are working on giving him a flock of ladies. Congrats to Matt for winning the name game! That was a lot of fun. :)
We are up to 37 chickens!!! We have room for 8 hens and 2 bonded bantam roosters at the moment. Spread the word and reach out if we can help.
My amazing husband made a clearing in our lower field for the bachelor pad. We put the two donated coops down there and the large run. Junior, Squirt, Fuzzy Feet, Hans, and Kristoff are now enjoying their life down there.
The other donated coop will be used as the intake/hospital pen, and is where Bert and Ernie are currently living.
Jess, our board member in charge of Special Projects, visited and helped clip rooster spurs. She also helped socialize the new roosters and worked with Bert & Ernie for a while in attempts to be less aggressive.
We added our first items to our online store! We have three types of earrings for sale and the profits go directly to the rescue! We are hoping to add more items soon.
Again, thank you for all of your support. Please continue to spread the word about this rescue. We need all of the help we can get to keep going.
I am hoping to set up an event in the spring or summer of 2023!