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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 Petaluma, 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.

Next rescue: November 20th, 500 hens

Upcoming Adoption Events (by appointment only)

To be announced

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 10 chickens to one person. Chickens must be maintained in a flock and not kept in social isolation.
1-4 chickens: $10 each
5-9 chickens: $7 each
10-15 chickens: $5 each

Current Bird Population: – 1 hen, 1 rooster
2020 Rescues: 2,033
2017 Rescues: 3,039
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.

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 adoption program?: *
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: *
What is the best time to reach you by phone?:*
Please share your interest and reasons for wishing to adopt chickens from Animal Place:*
I'd like to:
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