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 weeksAdoption times are by appointment only. Please do not show up without an appointment.
Upcoming Adoption Events for Approved Adopters
November 8th - 12:00-2:00 pm, Carmichael, CA
November 14th - 11:30-1:30 pm, Grass Valley sanctuary
November 15th - 10:00-12:00 pm, Grass Valley sanctuary
December 6 - 12:00-2:00 pm, Los Angeles, CA (off of Sunset Blvd)
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.
To start the adoption process, please fill out the adoption form below. Animals are placed into companion homes only.
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: 1,600+ white leghorns, 3 roosters
2014 Rescues (as of 10/17/2014): 3,907
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 White Leghorn Rooster: 1-yr-old, health-checked, de-wormed, de-loused, quite friendly with humans
1 Gamecock Rooster: 1-2 yrs old, saved from a cockfighting operation, de-wormed, de-loused, social around humans, can be only rooster, protective of hens
To start the adoption process, fill out the form below. If you have problems filling out the form, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org