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Animal Place - Adoptable AnimalsWelcome to Animal Place’s Adoptable Chicken Page

Adoption times are by appointment only. Please do not show up without an appointment.

Our facilities are located in Grass Valley (Sierra Foothills) and Vacaville, both in California. For the most part, adopters are expected to pick up hens at one of these locations. When possible, we set up adoption events in northern California and rarely in southern California.

Upcoming Adoption Events (by appointment only)

    • April 29th – Carmichael
    • May 6th – Grass Valley
    • May 27th – Chico
    • June 10th – Carmichael
    • June 17th – Los Angeles
    • June 24th – Los Gatos

To start the adoption process, please fill out the adoption form below. Animals are placed into companion homes only.

Adoption Fees:
Fees are nominal and cover a small portion of each rescue. We currently do not adopt out more than 15 chickens to one person. Chickens must be maintained in a flock and not kept in social isolation.
1-4 chickens: $10 each
5-10 chickens: $7 each
11-15 chickens: $5 each

Current Bird Population: 1,400 white leghorns, 15 roosters (barred rock, ameraucana, turken, white leghorn)
2016 Rescues: 3,768
2015 Rescues : 3,992
2014 Rescues : 3,910
2013 Rescues: 4,010
2012 Rescues: 4,483
2011 Rescues: 2,535
2010 Rescues: 390 (Rescue Ranch was started in August of 2010)

To start the adoption process, fill out the form below.

If you have problems filling out the form, please email us.

Name:*
E-mail:*
Address:*
Phone:*
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Please list all species (Domestic, companion) on your property?:*
How many hens are you interested in adopting?:*
How old is your oldest hen or rooster?*
How did you hear about Animal Place's Rescue Ranch Program?: *
Will you email a coop photograph to adoption coordinator Kelcie Leach at kelcie@animalplace.org?:*
What are your plans for the eggs?:*
Do you currently have chickens?:*
If yes, how many hens? Roosters (if any)?:*
What are the dimensions of your coop (e.g. 8' X 6')?:*
Describe your predator protection:*
Fencing height and type:*
Size of outdoor enclosure:*
These chickens may live another 4-10 years. Their egg production may decline in 1-3 years. Are you prepared to keep these hens the remainder of their lives?: *
Do you own, rent, or lease?:*
If you rent, please provide your landlords contact information:
Are you zoned for poultry?:*
Do you have an avian veterinarian? If yes, provide name and phone number: *
May an adoption specialist visit to look at the poultry enclosure?:*
Please share your interest and reasons for wishing to adopt chickens from Animal Place:*
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