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.
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.

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: 1,600+ 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
1 Speckled Sussex Rooster: 1-2 yrs old, bought from a hatchery "supposed" to be a hen, de-wormed, de-loused, social with humans, could be with other roosters, shy around humans

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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