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Anyone willing to take in a bantam in CA?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Cali_sheep, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Cali_sheep

    Cali_sheep Hatching

    Feb 7, 2009
    Last year our family decided to get a couple pet chickens after hearing about the benefits of fresh eggs, the beauty of chickens, and of course their general spunk. Unfortunately a recent divorce and some financial issues are now forcing us to move, and we were going to have to rent a place that will not let us keep our chickens. But to make our problems worse one of our two sweet Japanese Black-Tailed bantams died during this already difficult period. It's been some time and our remaining girl is not doing so well. She hasn't laid an egg in a good while...I'm not sure if this is a normal thing because of the winter season, or if it's because she's stressed.

    I won't be able to keep her anymore soon because of the move, so I was wondering if anybody here would be willing to take in a hen that isn't laying at the moment, or provide the name of a shelter/rescue for chickens. I'm shy about giving her to just anyone, though, because I'm a vegan and would hate for anything bad to happen to her. She's less than two years old, likes to cluck, and has gone out for walks and worn a diaper before.

    Also if anyone could give me some advice on how to cheer her up that would be really great.[​IMG]

    Thank you!

  2. Where are you located in California? i would be willing to give her a home. My dh and i are vegetarians, so she would be safe there. We live in Fair Oaks, in Sacramento County.

  3. Cali_sheep

    Cali_sheep Hatching

    Feb 7, 2009
    You sound terrific airheart! A vegetarian home with plenty of other chickens to play with sounds almost too good to be true for my little girl. Unfortunately I do live in Rancho Cucamonga (the Inland Empire). If you are willing to meet me halfway I'd love to place her in your care, but I understand if a three-hour drive is too much.
  4. tamlynn

    tamlynn Songster

    Nov 5, 2008
    Torrance, CA
    so sorry about your situation. Try looking up your local 4-H club and see if they have a poultry or small animal club.
  5. Ah yes, i know where the Inland Empire is located. i used to live in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley. i'm sorry but i'm not up to driving 6 hours (3 there and 3 back). You may want to try craigslist, and just be super careful screening people. Good luck!
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I live in Riverside. I can take her. Sorry about your situation... [​IMG]
  7. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Hi, we are in the Bay Area. I would be willing to take her if you would meet us half way. I am a vegan also [​IMG] My pets are my children. I have been wanting a very small bantam but would rather adopt one that buy one. We have spoiled rotten chickens and would give her an amazing home. Let me know if you still need a home.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009

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