Chickens and Roosters

Chickens and Roosters

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Butte County: (March 24, 2015), Five roosters are in need of a new home. The roosters are: (1) Feathers – 33 months (3 years in June). Full blooded Dominique. Black and white. Not particularly aggressive. Received as hatchling from Meyer Hatchery. (2) Spike – 20 months (2 years in August). Mixed breed. Half Dominique and either half Australorp or Sumatra. Black and white with some greenish black feathers. Hatched in our yard. Good with hens. Aggressive with other roosters. (3) Blackbeard – 8 months (1 year beg August). Mixed breed. We know some dominique and probably Australorp and/or Sumatra. A beautiful bird. Hatched in our yard. Somewhat aggressive.

(4) Yellowbeak – 8 months (1 year beg August). Mixed breed. Possibly 100% Dominique, may have some Australorp or Sumatra (he looks like a Dominique). Hatched in our yard. Not particularly aggressive.
Dandy – 8 months (1 year beg August). Mixed breed. and (5) Part Dominique and likely Australorp or Sumatra. Black and white with some greenish black feathers. Hatched in our yard. Our least aggressive.
Contact: Sarah | Phone: 530-209-1409 |

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Colton: (Dec. 17, 2014), A rooster who was stray and running loose is in need of a new home. His rescuer is not zoned for roosters.
Contact: Abraham | Phone: 951-520-7092 | Email:

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Eagle Rock: (Feb. 18, 2015), We have two young silkie roosters, one black and one buff, in need of a loving home. They were sold to us as hens but as they love to crow, it’s become apparent that they are roosters. They are sweet and affectionate and the black roo has been known to curl up and take a nap with me. We love them both dearly but as we live in an urban setting, our neighbors do not love their crowing.
Contact: Laura| Phone: 714-927-6513 | Email:
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East Los Angeles: (Jan. 6, 2015), Two hens and a rooster are in need of a new home because their guardian passed away. They are all approximately 5 years old and the hens are no longer laying eggs. The guardian’s family would like to see them go to a loving new home where they will be cherished as much as their grandmother cherished them.
Contact: Joseph | Phone: 323-547-1326 | Email:

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El Sereno: (Dec. 22, 2014), Sid is a 16 month old frizzle rooster in need of a new home.
Contact: Tony | Phone: 818-266-5134 | Email:

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Fullerton: (April 18, 2015): A blue Silkie rooster was dumped in Andrea’s yard malnourished and unwell. Andrea nursed him back to health but is unable to keep him long-term.
Contact: Andrea | Phone:714-504-8690 |


Livermore: (July 14, 2015), A young Buff Brahma rooster is need of a good home!
Contact: Suzanne | Phone:925-548-3500 |

Los Altos: (July 28, 2015), Two three and a half-month-old Wyandottes are in need of a new home. Their neighborhood isn’t zoned for roosters. They were hand raised as chicks and supposed to be hens. They are both very sweet.
Contact: Kerri | Phone:760-688-6802 | Email:

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Los Angeles: (Apr. 18, 2015): Three hens and three roosters are roaming around a neighbor. Neighbors are complaining about the noise, so Oscar is looking rehome them.
Contact: Oscar | Email:

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Los Angeles: (March 4, 2015), Pickles and George are young roosters who were supposed to be hens. Their home is not zoned for roosters so they need to be relocated.
Contact: James | Phone: 323-819-8823 |

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Los Angeles: (Dec. 12, 2014), Eight Bantam hens and thirteen chicks need to be re-homed because their guardian’s landlord doesn’t want them on the property.
Contact: Sabrina| Phone: 310-248-2495 | Email:

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Mission Hills: (April 10, 2015): A nine year old rooster named Chickie and an eight year old guinea fowl named Doofus are in need of a new home because their guardian lost her home. They are currently staying with her friend who is receiving noise complaints from neighbors about them.
Contact: Diana | Phone: 818-838-7320 |
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Monrovia: (Oct. 15, 2014), Seven hens of various backyard breeds, including one white Silkie hen, are in need of a new home.
Contact: Pauline| Phone: (626) 391-9764| Email:

Norco: (Jan. 28, 2015), A young rooster who was left to fend for himself in a residential neighborhood needs a new home.
Contact: Rhonda | Phone: 951-317-9693 | Email:

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Oakland: (Dec. 5, 2014), A 10-month old Buff Orpington rooster needs a new home.
Contact: Audrey| Phone: 510-207-4945| Email:

Orange County: (July 28, 2015), Two 9 week old roosters are in need of a new home.  They were purchased as chicks and hand-raised.
Contact: Tem | Phone:(714) 875-3822 |Email:

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Reseda: (Feb. 18, 2015), A two year old timid and calm white rooster is in need of a new loving home.
Contact: Donna| Phone: 818-671-3726 | Email:

Reseda: URGENT (March 24, 2015), A stray chicken wandered on to Stefan’s property. Stefan cannot keep the chicken and doesn’t want the chicken to end up at an animal shelter.
Contact: Stefan | Phone: (310) 890-2669 |

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Roseville: (Apr. 22, 2015), Hillary’s kindergarten son’s classroom is unfortunately home to a hatching project with 18 eggs being incubated. Hillary plans on advising the teacher about humane alternatives to hatching projects. Meanwhile, she is looking to help place 18 chicks.

Contact: Hillary | Phone:916-276-2116 |

Sacramento: URGENT (Dec. 29, 2014), Eight roosters are in need of a new temporary or permanent home. They were rescued before animal control came and confiscated them because they lived in an area that is not zoned for roosters. Their current home is very temporary, though.
Contact: Claudia or Dee| Phone: 916-534-2741 (Dee) | Email:

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Sacramento: URGENT (Nov. 10, 2014), There are five roosters living outside of the Governor’s Offices of Emergency Services. They were dumped there. Employees are starting to complain. The office manager would like for them to go to a safe home.
Contact: Alicia| Phone: (916) 657-6119| Email:

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Santa Clarita: (Dec. 22, 2004), Claudio and Claudia are five year-old chickens who are in need of a new home. They have lived happily with their guardian for the last five years and, unfortunately, neighbors recently called animal control. Their guardian is not zoned for a rooster. She would like to rehome them together. She’s willing to transport them to a new safe and wonderful home.
Contact: Veronica| Phone: 661-312-9013 | Email:

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San Jose: (Nov. 17, 2014), These two 3 month-old Silkie roosters who were supposed to be hens need a new home because their guardian is not zoned to house roosters.
Contact: Amber| Phone: 801-541-3691| Email:

San Jose: (Oct. 27, 2014), A family of four chickens, two roosters and two hens, need to be re-homed immediately because their guardians live in an area not zoned for roosters.
Contact: Kylee| Phone: (408) 600-4728

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Thousand Oaks: (Dec. 7, 2014), A 10 month-old Americauna rooster who was hand raised as a chick needs a new home because his family was expecting him to be a hen and they are not zoned for roosters.
Contact: Anida | Phone: 619-339-2655 | Email:


New Hartford: (July 21, 2015), A young sweet and gentle Buff Orpington rooster needs a new home because his family, unfortunately, is not zoned for roosters.
Contact: Lisa | Phone:(860) 387-2450 |Email:

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Jacksonville: (Sept. 12, 2015), Two bonded Polish-cross brothers need a home together. These beautiful brothers are young, full of personality, and very attached to each other, which will hopefully help them adjust to their new home and flock. They are both beautiful and sweet. Their current guardian is happy to help with travel & transport to ensure they receive a quality home together.

Contact: Tirzah | Phone:443-465-5269 | Email:

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Brimfield: (July 13, 2015), I recently rescued a special needs hen from Craigslist who was going to be “culled” unless someone took her. I took her to the vet and she has a slipped tendon in her right leg and has difficulty getting around. She is not completely immobile, but will definitely need special care. I do not have the means or experience with handicapped chickens and do not feel I can give her a fulfilling life.
Contact: Tiffany | Phone:309-214-0988 |

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Fairfield: (Feb. 19, 2015), A young rooster is in need of a new home.
Contact: Michelle| Phone: 207-805-2229 | Email:

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Derwood: URGENT (Dec. 10, 2014), Fourteen roosters (standard-sized and Bantams) and 2 ducks need immediate assistance. Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center is an open admission shelter which regularly takes in roosters and other farm animals. Since potential adopters are not usually interested in taking roosters, they are not often adopted. Our barn is now at capacity and we are faced with the need to euthanize roosters for space. Most of these roosters are living with other roosters successfully, so may be able to join an existing flock, or some could be adopted as a group. Please email Kate immediately if you are able to help. All are in excellent physical condition and most are young adults. Transportation is available to central PA, central NY and possibly to parts of NJ and New England.
Contact: Kate | Phone: 240-428-9975 | Email:

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Columbia: (July 27, 2015), These two five-month-old Rhode Island Red roosters are in need of a new home.
Contact: Christine | Phone:862-242-0364| Email:
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New Salem: (Sept. 15, 2015), A four and a half month old Auracana rooster is in need of a new home.
Contact: Ed | Phone: 631-513-6235 | Email:

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Ravena: (Jan. 1, 2015), Two Roosters need a loving home — one in which they are able to roam freely, have a nice coop to sleep in and are cared for like companions. One of the Roosters is a Rhode Island Red and the other one is a Buff Orpington. The Buff Orpington is the much large bird of the two. Their current guardian simply has too many roosters for their number of hens, which is why they are attempting to secure a loving home for them.
Contact: Beth | Phone: 315-717-2083 | Email:

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Holley: (Nov. 10, 2014), Teeni is an 8 month-old Barred Rock rooster who needs a new home because he isn’t integrating well with the other roosters in his guardian’s flock.
Contact: Maggie| Email:

Windsor: (Nov. 8, 2014), A sweet two year old Polish hen needs a new home.
Contact: Tamara| Phone: (607) 655-5843| Email:


Portland:  (Jan. 19, 2015), A 4-year old chicken who was recently rescued has started crowing and needs a new home because neighbors have started complaining about the crowing.  Her current guardian says that she believes the chicken to be a biologically female chicken who is transgender and now displaying male characteristics; however, this chicken may be biologically male.
Contact: Leah| Phone: 323-547-1326 | Email:

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Buckley: (Jan. 4, 2015), Two Barred Rock roosters were found in the middle of the road on New Year’s eve. They are currently safe, but their rescuer needs to find them a new home. They get along very well with each other, don’t act aggressively toward humans or dogs, and seem to be in good health. One crows for a bit in the morning, but in general
they are both very quiet. They seemed a little nervous around humans at first but
have become much more comfortable and trusting over the few days that we have
cared for them.
Contact: Marissa | Phone: 253-341-3566 | Email:

Lyle: (Feb. 18, 2015), Three five month old Dominique Roosters need new homes right away. These are friendly guys with pretty crows. Dominiques are a heritage breed – they are smart, love to forage, and take good care of their flock by watching the sky for hawks.These are not chickens for containment – they need space and have been completely free-range since hatching. These roos are used to having a dog around too and are keyed in to the dog’s alerts of danger as well as each others.
Contact: Fern| Phone: 509-637-5465 | Email:
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