On September 28, 2018, you read our BREAKING NEWS in Facebook:
HAPPENING NOW: SASHA Farm’s Dorothy Davies and Monte Jackson are on their way to Philadelphia to rescue 100 adorable yet highly at-risk baby chicks!

The Background: The PSPCA (Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) rescued over 1,000 chickens from a vacant lot in Philadelphia. Prior to PSPCA’S involvement, more than half of the original 2,500 chicks had died. The PSPCA worked with their PA rescue partner Indraloka Animal Sanctuary to bring the remaining chicks to safety, and then sought out additional rescues where the babies would be safe in forever homes.

SASHA Farm volunteered to take 100 of them and made the long trip to Philadelphia to transport them back to SASHA in Manchester, Michigan. On September 29 and then into the wee hours of the 30th, 128 sweet babies chirped happily all the way back to SASHA Farm where they will now live out the rest of their lives, loved and cared for. They will grow up with their pals, safe from harm, with their own comfy coop, a spacious yard where they can roam, and plenty of water, food, straw, and tons of love and specialized care from staff and volunteers.

Chick Facts: The baby chicks are Cornish crosses; they do not traditionally lay eggs and need specific care to survive and thrive. These birds have been bred to grow quickly but they can live several years when loved and cared for properly. They are currently quite fragile but grow stronger every day with our care.

What You Can Do to Help: First, A BIG SHOUT OUT to all of you who donated on Facebook during our initial announcements. Would you like to do MORE? Keep sharing your love with these survivors by becoming a sponsor of the Philly 128. (Please note: If you have previously donated to the Philly 128 through one of our Facebook campaigns at a sponsorship level ($50 or above) and you would like to receive the sponsorship benefits, or increase to a higher level, please send an email to sponsorships@sashafarm.org.)

Sponsorship Details:

SILVER – $50

  • 1 Special commemorative T-Shirt: “I helped rescue the Philly 128” (pictures of shirts below)

GOLD – $128

  • Personalized certificate
  • Picture
  • Story of the Philly 128
  • 1 Special commemorative T-Shirt: “I helped rescue the Philly 128”


  • Personalized certificate
  • Picture
  • Story of the Philly 128
  • 2 Special commemorative T-Shirts: “I helped rescue the Philly 128”
  • Private tour for up to 5 people date TBD

Just click here: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=d593dd to choose your sponsorship level and shirt size, and to enter your payment information. The shirts are available in both unisex and women’s sizes, and are Indigo Blue.

These sweet, adorable chicks will thank you and love you forever, and you can be assured that they will never be food on anyone’s table.

 (Please note that the chicks are still fragile, but we can already see them growing and thriving. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate large tours right now due to their fragile nature but look forward to seeing you in the spring when they are completely healthy and ready for visitors!  Small private tours are part of the Platinum sponsorship however, if you wish to sponsor at that level. But we thank you for any help you can give to these chicks, and we will be posting frequently in social media so you can see how they are doing!)

Shirts designed by Shaunna Cahill, SASHA Farm Volunteer.

Please email sponsorships@sashafarm.org with any questions you might have. Thank you again for your support!