FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Find answers to some of the questions you may have regarding The Farmette Sanctuary here. We’ve addressed some of the most common ones below, but if something isn’t clear feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to assist you in any way possible.
IS YOUR ORGANIZATION TRANSPARENT?
The Farmette Sanctuary, Inc is incorporated as a non-profit in CT and has tax-exempt, 501c3 status. We are currently in the process of building a Board of Directors and creating our by-laws. If you are interested in serving as a founding board member, please reach out to learn more. We will produce an annual report beginning 2024.
HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION DIRECTLY SUPPORTS THE CAUSE?
100% of donations are used to support current and future farm animals at our sanctuary, and the healing of folks looking to connect more deeply with themselves. We have daily needs such as bedding, food, treats, etc. We also have medical costs as our Cornish hens are bred in a way that leads to many health issues. Additionally, we have to maintain a very predator-safe environment for our residents, ensuring their life will not end prematurely. We plan to extend our space to receive goats, sheep, alpaca, ducks, and pigs. We also plan to renovate the third floor of the barn for healing-focused retreats.
DO YOUR HENS LAY EGGS?
Our current residents are Cornish hens, which are bred to be meat chickens, reaching full size for slaughter by day 42. In a sanctuary setting, these hens can live from 3-6 years! That said, they will likely only lay eggs at certain times of the year (e.g., Spring), and only for the first couple years.