Julien and Chantal came to Sanctuary when they were four months old, literally as babies. They had witnessed the slaughter of ten of their siblings and friends in a backyard farming operations. Julien had to have an emergency operation two days after he arrived to remove a mass of pine needles, feathers, and rocks in his crop. On top of genetic heart disease and malfunction, he has an impaired crop. Not only did he require a second crop operation, but he has developed an eating disorder because of being starved. Similar to Chantal and Alexis, Julien requires two heart medications. Despite his lengthy and painful childhood, Julien is bright, warm, and engaged with the world. He enjoys talking with the Wild Turkeys as well, although we are unsure about the content of their conversation.