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What do you do with the eggs?

Apr 11, 2021

One of the most frequently asked questions I get asked at the farm is, “what do you do with the eggs?” Answer, “we cook them and feed them back to the birds.” Question, “isn’t that considered cannibalism?” Answer, “Nope. An egg is produced from a chicken’s own body and belongs to that bird. By giving […]

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George gone too soon

Apr 1, 2021

We didn’t even get to really know George. His time at Kindred was way too short – only three months 💔 In this short time, I marvelled at how quickly he integrated into the feathered flock, but sad that none of us got enough time with him.   It is an understatement to say it […]

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Newest Rescue

Mar 24, 2021

Our newest rescue is a blind turkey! I got a Facebook message from Urban Safari asking us to give a home to a blind turkey that was at their Surrey location.  Apparently a local farm had a change of heart and didn’t want to slaughter her.  Urban Safari founder Gary Oliver went to pick her […]

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Duke lived up to his regal name

Mar 24, 2021

There is never a good way to share bad news. It just needs to be said, be transparent, grieve, and learn.  A coyote grabbed Duke!  Before anyone knew it, Duke was gone without a trace.   We work so hard at protecting our dear ones from predators.  After Lucky was taken by a coyote last […]

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In the spotlight: Marilyn Gough

Feb 25, 2021

I grew up on a farm in rural Manitoba and my earliest memories are of lots of interactions with animals. I sought them out, even as a toddler and formed strong bonds with all of them. They were my friends and companions in good times and bad. My parents were mostly grain farmers but did […]

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My letter to stop Canada’s Prison Farms

Feb 14, 2021

Sign the petition herehttps://www.change.org/p/government-of-canada-stop-the-prison-industrial-goat-farm From: Keryn DenrocheSubject: In support of ending the goat farm pilotTo: Anne.Kelly@csc-scc.gc.caCc: Kelly.Hartle@csc-scc.gc.ca, ps.ministerofpublicsafety-ministredelasecuritepublique.sp@canada.ca, pm@pm.gc.ca, Mark.Gerretsen@parl.gc.ca, Scott.Reid@parl.gc.ca Commissioner Kelly, This letter is in regard to the proposal to reinstate inmate-staffed dairy farms. As the founder and director of an animal-assisted intervention farm program in Surrey, Canada, I know first hand that […]

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