Sweet Pea was rescued from inside a Perdue farm and brought to her forever home at the Refuge by supporter and filmmaker Kelly Guerin. While taking photos she spotted a tiny chick stumbling around the barn. Her eyes were closed and feces was caked on the tip of her beak. The farmer agreed to give Kelly the chick, as he thought she was too small to be able to reach the water drips and would probably die of dehydration.

Sweet Pea is incredibly lucky to have made it to a safe home. She is just one out of billions of chickens who are slaughtered for food each year. As Sweet Pea grows up and thrives at the Refuge, we hope that sharing her story will encourage people to show kindness and mercy to all chickens.

Watch a video of Kelly Guerin telling Sweet Pea’s rescue story.