The Rooster Project

The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project
The Rooster Project

Project Report | Sep 23, 2021
Report from the Road

By pattrice jones | Coordinator, VINE Sanctuary

Greetings, and thank you again for your support of The Rooster Project.

Last month, I embarked on the first lap of The Rooster Road Trip, during which I will be visiting sanctuaries of all sizes all over the country to help them figure out whether and how they can offer refuge to more roosters. Along the way, I'll be sharing expertise from our more than two decades of experience maintaining flourishing flocks with multiple roosters.

This was just the first, fairly short, trip of what will be several jaunts, but I learned a lot along the way. Being able to see the sites with my own eyes and talk with sanctuary staff not only enabled me to give them advice but helped me to understand why it is that so many sanctuaries have struggled to include more than one rooster per flock, even though the norm for feral chickens and wild junglefowl (from whom all chickens descend and are nearly indistinguishable) is several roosters per flock.

As it happens, making the changes that will enable sanctuaries to add more roosters will also enhance the wellbeing of hens. I'm excited to get to work on enhancing chicken care at sanctuaries in that way.

One of the happiest moments of the trip, for me, was when I was able to see how one sanctuary had already made changes based on the online two-part Rooster Workshop we offered earlier this year. That sanctuary is well on its way to significantly increasing the number of roosters in residence.

Another sanctuary made changes immediately after my visit. Here is what they had to say:

"Pattrice gave us such great insight and tactics for helping our various roosters. We instantly made improvements to their living situation(s) and are seeing daily progress. The fact that VINE is providing this invaluable resource, at NO cost to the benefiting sanctuaries, is truly remarkable."

We are able to offer this service to other sanctuaries only because of donations to The Rooster Project.

In other rooster news, our new website includes a form specifically for rooster inquiries and will soon include rooster-related resources for other sanctuaries. And, of course, we continue to welcome new roosters to VINE, including a semi-feral trio, one of whom is pictured in the attached photo.

Thank you again for your support. Because we still have so much to do, please do renew that support as you are able, knowing that it will make a real difference for birds at VINE Sanctuary and elsewhere.




Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

May 28, 2021
Rooster Palooza

By pattrice jones | Coordinator, VINE Sanctuary

Jan 28, 2021

By pattrice jones | Coordinator, VINE Sanctuary

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information


Location: Springfield, VT - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @VINEsanctuary
Project Leader:
pattrice jones
Springfield , VT United States
$24,321 raised of $30,000 goal
520 donations
$5,679 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

VINE has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.