Rescue Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by meriruka, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Hello everyone!
    We just finished refirbishing one of our outbuildings into another coop and I'd like to adopt/rescue chickens instead of buying from hatcheries.
    I did a search and came up with a few things but they are far from VA. (CA, MI, NY)
    Does anyone know of any rescues in my area?
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Machipongo, VA has a can contact Karen Davis and let her know you are looking for some rescues and you will no doubt have rescue chickens in no time!
    PM me if you want the info [​IMG]
  3. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    remember to keep the separate, many a resued bird has brought disease or a parasite problem into a healthy flock.

    I would also worm them right away , unless the agency does it.
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Thanks hooligan, I found the number and I'll be calling in a week or so.

    pipermark, good advice! The new coop is about 100ft away. Is that far enough?
  5. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    You've got a good heart, meriruka...and fortunate to have the extra space for the rescued chickens. Did you see the rooster up for adoption in an NC shelter in another thread?
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  6. chickensforever

    chickensforever In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    Check They list lots of rescues and you can probably find some options there.
  7. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:I saw him, he's a looker. I think he'll find a good home.
    I'm looking more towards rescuing battery hens or maybe some that need some extra care, the ones that won't get adopted because they're not pretty or perfect........
  8. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
  9. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Well, I signed up. Guess I have to wait & see if they let me in...

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