Chicken Rescue - Adoptions needed - NC - 16000 Chickens! (+cows)

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by vfem, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    This is hugely serious! I got this email and I wished I had room for more hens... but I only have silkies and they take up every inch of coop space we have right now.

    I am going to copy and paste the email and rescue groups contact information below. I do not have any additional information other then what is in the pasted info below. Also, I have no other way to contact this group other then the posted email below, which the prefer you use to contact them!

    This rescue specializes in waterfowl, so this is out of the ordinary for them to ask for help with cows and chickens!

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    Sorry for this email, I know its slightly off topic.

    We were contacted by another group who is caring for 16,000 (yes 16
    thousand!) brown egg laying hens. They are all less than 2 years old
    and were originally destined to an organic egg laying farm (who
    closed? not sure all the details). We have had good responses to our
    emails about chickens before so we offered to distribute one in search
    of homes for these hens. If you are interested in the hens please
    email me exactly the number you want, your name, address, email and
    phone number. You will be put on a list to be contacted when the hens
    arrive. They will all be dropped at the rescue and you will be
    responsible for picking them up in 24-48 hours. All hens are
    registered through NPIP and have health certificates and were given
    vet exams.

    As if the email wasn't off topic enough! I was also contacted by
    someone whose cow passed away giving birth to 4 calves. They do not
    have the ability to bottle feed the 4 calves and are looking for
    someone to take them. If you are able to volunteer to bottle feed the
    cows please let me know you can take calved home initially since they
    are fairy small. Also needing someone to adopt cows when they are
    older but preferably someone can take cows now from start to finish.
    Preferably we can find someone who will feed the calves and be able to
    keep them. I don't know much about cows but i will get more details if
    someone can help out.

    As always we have lots of ducks and geese needing homes. So please
    contact me as well if your looking for ducks or geese. Emails is


    [email protected]


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    Good luck and hope you guys can take some of these hens!
     
  2. slightlyscrambled

    slightlyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would love to help but sadly I am in Nebraska[​IMG]
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I wonder if they would be willing to ship if pick up was not possible?! You may want to write them...

    I'm giving this to my neighbor, he may have room for more chickens then I do.
     
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I'll talk to hubby. We're not that far away.

    Laurie
     
  5. roostercruiser

    roostercruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have sent them an email. I hope they get back to me as I would be able to take all the calves and atleast 200 of the chickens.
     
  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    I wish SO BAD that I could give some of these girlies homes, but I'm all the way up here!!!! [​IMG]


    I swear. We need a chicken-transportation-railroad or something!!!
     
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    To bad i am so fr away! if we can get a train down to florida i am sure i could get some and others would do so as well!
     
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  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Ok, before you people start throwing SCAM around... all I know is they got stuck with 4 calves... what really happened is unknown to them, they just took in animals in need.

    If they are placed GREAT! Those chickens do need homes though... so please help if you can. They will greatly appreciate the weight taken off of their shoulders, they run a WONDERFUL DUCK rescue.
     
  9. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cows/calves -- it could be they take their calves off the mothers and have a nurse cow feed them. A good nurse cow can easily handle that many...

    I got an e-mail back from the rescue saying they'd forwarded my request to the people bringing the chickens, as they were coming from "up north" and would probably pass somewhere near me on the way.
     
  10. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    farmin'chick :

    Cows/calves -- it could be they take their calves off the mothers and have a nurse cow feed them. A good nurse cow can easily handle that many...

    I got an e-mail back from the rescue saying they'd forwarded my request to the people bringing the chickens, as they were coming from "up north" and would probably pass somewhere near me on the way.

    That would be awesome! They could drop them right off!!! [​IMG]
     

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