chickens living at michigan sanctuary


Small group tours are a fun, casual, interactive and educational opportunity! They available the third weekend of every month at 10:00 am, May through November. All ages are welcome. Groups are limited to 12 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 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.

  • May 16 & 17 10:00-11:30 am
  • June 20 & 21 10:00-11:30 am
  • July 18 & 19 10:00-11:30 am
  • August 15 & 16 10:00-11:30 am
  • September 19 & 20 10:00-11:30 am
  • October 17 & 18 10:00-11:30 am
  • November 21 & 22 10:00-11:30 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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All donations are tax deductible. Ticket 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.

Pigs & Kids

We are currently looking at a Saturday date at the end of May and a Sunday option early June for Pigs & Kids events. 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. Dates to be announced.

Yoga with Pigs

Yoga with the pigs is being planned monthly. Tentative planning is for 45 minutes of all levels hatha yoga with some vinyasa movement (with the pigs of course!), as well as a 20-30 minute mindfulness walk through the woods/tour of the property. The cost will be $25. Dates TBA!