chickens living at michigan sanctuary


Small group tours are a fun, casual, interactive and educational opportunity! They available two weekend days per month at 10:00 am, June through November. All ages are welcome. Groups are limited to 10 people, so that everyone can hear, have a chance to engage and ask questions, and feel comfortable. Signing up ahead of time is required, and tours will be cancelled for inclement weather. Once you sign up via email, phone, text, or facebook message, you'll be contacted a day or two in advance with information for the tour. We ask for a $5 donation per person per tour either via paypal ahead of time ( or cash when you arrive, which goes 100% towards animal care, as all donations do. Sign up by contacting us through this website or emailing or through facebook.

These dates are tentative until we finalize them at the end of February.

  • Sat. June 13 & Sun. 14, 10:00 am
  • Sat. July 25 & Sun. 26, 10:00 am
  • Sat. Aug. 15 & Sun. 16, 10:00 am
  • Sat. Sept. 19 & Sun. 20, 10:00 am
  • Sat. Oct. 17 & Sun. 18, 10:00 am

The tour and informative portion only lasts 30-60 minutes depending on what group questions are asked; you may stay for an hour to an hour and a half spending time with and learning about the animals! You'll also have opportunity to go for a short walk to see where we hope to expand, in the back 12 acres!

Email us to sign up or for more information or if you'd like to request a private tour outside of the dates listed here. 

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Pigs & Kids

This year's Pigs & Kids events will feature a plant based nutritionist to chat with parents about how to incorporate more plant based meals into a busy family life. Kids (30 max) will be organized into groups to get time with the pigs, a fun nature-based scavenger hunt, and a pig-focused craft. Parents or adults joining them can go alongside them or talk with the nutritionist in a group setting.

  • Sat. May 23 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Sun. May 31 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Yoga with Pigs

Yoga with the pigs is on a regular schedule this year! Your visit will include a short tour introducing you to the animals, and then 45 minutes of hatha yoga with some vinyasa. This yoga is beginner friendly and open to all levels. After the yoga, you will have the opportunity to take a short walk through the woods with Allie, to see plans for sanctuary expansion and take in some of the beautiful nature on the property for this 15-20 minute walk. The cost will be $20 in advance, $25 the day of the event.

  • Sun. June 7, 4:00 pm
  • Sun. June 12, 4:00 pm
  • Sun. Aug. 2, 4:00 pm
  • Sun. Sept. 13, 4:00 pm

All donations are tax deductible. All events are run by volunteers. Sales for our events directly support the animals who live here and our effort to spread a message on compassionate, sustainable living. We are a non-salaried organization; none of our animal caretakers receive any salary or wages or compensation in any form (except for pig belly rubs and chicken snuggles!) Our federal non-profit tax ID number is 83-3222000 for your tax deduction purposes.