Welcome to Animal Place's Adoptable Chicken Page

Check out our 2013 rescue of 3,000 hens from a battery cage egg farm.

Watch TURLOCK the documentary about the largest California rescue of farmed animals - saving 4,460 hens from an egg farm that had starved 50,000 hens for more than two weeks

Adoption times are by appointment only. Please do not show up without an appointment.
Upcoming Adoption Events for Approved Adopters
January 10, 2015 - Carmichael, CA
January 17, 2015 - Milpitas, CA
January 23-24, 2015 - Grass Valley, CA
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. We are currently unable to do out of state adoptions.

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

Current Bird Population: 1,113 white leghorns, 1 rhode island red hen, 1 ameraucana mix rooster, 10 mille fleur bantam hens, 4 mille fleur bantam roosters
2014 Rescues (as of 12/17/14): 3,923
2013 Rescues: 4,010
2012 Rescues: 4,483
2011 Rescues: 2,535
2010 Rescues: 390 (Rescue Ranch was started in August of 2010)

About the birds available:

White Leghorn Hens: 1.5 years old, saved from cages, vaccinated, health-checked, de-wormed, de-loused
1 Rhode Island Red Hen: 6-1 yr old, unknown vaccination history, health-checked, de-wormed, de-loused
1 Ameraucana mix rooster: 1 yr old, unknown vaccination history, health-checked, de-wormed, de-loused
14 Mille fleur bantams: various ages, unvaccinated, health-checked, de-wormed, de-loused

To start the adoption process, fill out the form below. If you have problems filling out the form, please email us at info@animalplace.org


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I do not have other chickens
< 1

Eat them (family/companion animals)
Feed back to birds
Sell them
Give them away
Don't Know


Don't Know


Yes (Grass Valley)
Yes (Vacaville)
No (need transport)

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