Battery Chickens for adoption in Southern California

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ma66ie, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. ma66ie

    ma66ie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I'm trying to find out if it is possible to rescue/adopt battery chickens here in So Cal. I already have 4 hens and a rooster and I'm going to build a second coop and would like to give some poor chickens a comfy home. I have found ONE place that has chickens for adoption but they require that you be VEGAN.... I'm not vegan by any stretch of the imagination but it's not like I' going to rush home with my newly adopted chickens and throw them in a pot pie... I mean, c'mon! I just want to help.

    LET ME HELP!!!
     
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  2. butterflygrooves

    butterflygrooves Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh!!! I'm in Southern California AND am vegan, can you give me the info for the adoption place you found? Pretty please. [​IMG]
     
  3. Quail's Hollar Farm

    Quail's Hollar Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you! I'm glad your adopting battery cage chickens. It's disgusting the way they take care of those birds!!
     
  4. alcina_dreamer

    alcina_dreamer Out Of The Brooder

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    I adopted a few chickens from a chicken house that was shut down ...they were just going to gas all of them. I know I did a good thing by "saving" the ones I got but i don't like them [​IMG].
     
  5. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:just out of curiosity, why didn't you like them? It's ok, I don't think you're a bad person. Any animal or human that has been mistreated usually comes with issues.
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:just out of curiosity, why didn't you like them? It's ok, I don't think you're a bad person. Any animal or human that has been mistreated usually comes with issues.

    That's what that sounds like... mishandled animals have a poor attitude toward they're handlers... that even means there new ones.

    Oh, and they require you are Vegan or Vegetarian? Vegan is too extreme to me, I think that is ridiculous to expect of anyone. The few Vegans out there may have no need to raise chickens... ? I mean really... Whats wrong with Vegetarian even... at least allow people to eat the bird's eggs if so they chose? I don't ever here the SPCA saying "HEY, you can't eat animals or animal by-products to adopt one of our cats!" That's just silly!
     
  7. alcina_dreamer

    alcina_dreamer Out Of The Brooder

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    there wasnt any requirements just had to go get them befor they were dead . between me and a few people I know we got 160 something birds out of there but still alot we couldnt take [​IMG]
    I had 18 of 27 actually make it home the heat kills them easy. they might have their beaks trimmed but they beat up my chickens and ducks, they are loud, smelly and very picky eaters...oh yeah and my poor roosters are scared to go near any of the girls now. I've had them over a 2 months now and I thought things would have settled down by now [​IMG] ...It's not all bad they did keep laying [​IMG] but I'm sure i want be getting any more rescue hens like these again it's just not for me i guess
     
  8. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to do that one day..rescue chickens from factory farms, nurse them back to health and sell them. I would love to adopt some hens but I live in North Carolina [​IMG]
     
  9. Xanthro

    Xanthro Out Of The Brooder

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    Requiring the person to be a vegan doesn't make much sense. What, they want you to throw the eggs away?

    Battery Chickens may not make the best pet chickens, and in some cases they haven't really be exposed to an disease, so they can be vulnerable.

    With some patience, you might be able to get some decent chickens with time and affection, and lord knows they need some of that.
     
  10. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are this all gone now?
    Im looking to rescue some hens, but im not sure where to start looking.
    Im in Southern California too.
     

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