Chickens and Roosters

Chickens and Roosters

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Aqua Dulce: (Jan. 16, 2016), The guardian of four one year old white Silkie roosters is looking for a safe new home for her young boys.
Contact: Tree | Phone: 323-216-4246 | Email:

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Burbank: (Dec. 28, 2015), Tiny is a four month old Rhode Island Red rooster that we need to rehome. We hatched a batch of chicks at our home in August and this is the only rooster we have left to rehome. Unfortunately, we are not able to have roosters in our town and Tiny is starting to find his voice. We need to find a new place for him to live before the neighbors complain to animal control. We do not want to have to turn him into the animal shelter as they are not a no-kill shelter.
Contact: Sarah | Phone: 818-848-3877 | Email:

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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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Chatsworth: (Dec. 2, 2015), Marshmallow is a three to four month old white silkie rooster who was purchased as a chick. His guardians are now discovering he is a rooster as he is starting to crow to the displeasure of their neighbors.
Contact: Jolie | Phone: 818-324-1377 | Email:

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Diablo: (Jan. 17, 2016), Two hand-raised, sweet, tame 5 month old bantam roosters are in need of a new home.
Contact: Lisa | Phone: 925-998-4892 | Email:

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Eagle Rock: (Jan. 17, 2016), We are rehoming two egg-laying hens (one Rhode Island Red, Jenny, and one Brahma, Wanda). They have been our pets for about a year and we love them dearly, which is why we feel it is necessary to give them better lives than we can provide. They are affectionate and full of personality and they must not be separated. They are a bonded pair, if you will. Please contact me if you have experience with chickens and a proper environment for them, meaning a coop, open space for them to roam in the sun, warm shelter when it’s cold, protection from predators, etc. We had hoped to accomplish this in the near future but our plans have been postponed and we want our hens to be happy.
Contact: Laura |Phone: 714 927 6513 |Email:

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 | Email:

Lake Hughes: (Dec. 16, 2015), A Barred Rock and an Americauna rooster who are both less than a year old are in need of a new home.
Contact: Laura | Phone: 661-210-7933 | Email:

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: (Jan. 7, 2016), A beautiful young red rooster who just began crowing needs a new home. He loves being around people, and his favorite food is pomegranate seeds. His guardians love him very much and want him to be happy and safe.
Contact: Jamie | Phone: 310-985-3994 | Email:

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 to 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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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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Montclair: URGENT (Oct. 15, 2015), Two young roosters, one small white guy and one white Silkie guy, are in desperate need of a new home. They were purchased as chicks for Easter. Their guardian is not zoned for roosters.
Contact: Jonathan | Phone: 909-621-3190 | Email:

Newhall: (Jan. 22, 2016), Over 100 Silkie roosters (of all colors and some naked-necks) are in need of rehoming to good homes. The roosters are all friendly. The more they are handled the friendlier they become.
Contact: Sherry | Phone: 661-400-1221

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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:

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 |

Yuba City: (Dec. 9, 2015), A young rooster was found stray wandering around a neighborhood with a shoelace tied to his leg. The rooster’s rescuer cannot keep him.
Contact: Apurva | Phone: 530-301-2082 | Email:

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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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Hawthorne: (Jan. 4, 2016), Trying to find a good, local home for two 3 month old sweet roosters. One is a Rhode Island Red. The other one looks like he may have some Brahma in him as he is white with black spots. They both eat out of their guardian’s hand and are very sweet. They follow her into the coop at night.
Contact: Lillian | Phone: 352-214-7000 | 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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Romeoville: (Nov. 25, 2015), A five month old white rooster with special needs and who is very friendly is in need of a new home.
Contact: Maria | Phone: 815-603-5076 | Email:


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: (Dec. 30, 2015), Colonel and Captain are two GORGEOUS, giant roosters who came into the care of Montgomery County Animal Services as the result of a neighbor dispute. The roosters are estimated to be 2 years old (Colonel) and 1 year old (Captain) and are likely father and son.  They appear to be New Hampshire Reds, possibly crossed with Jersey Giant or Cornish. Both birds are enormous and have incredible red plumage. They get along very well and should stay together. It is unknown how they get along with other roosters, but, with adequate space, it seems quite reasonable that they would do fine. Because of their size, I would hesitate to recommend putting them with hens who are very small or of very thin bone structure (White Leghorns, etc.) as they could accidentally cause injury mounting them. Both have been good with people but are not currently comfortable being picked up and will sometimes peck. It is quite possible that this is due to being in a new environment and being handled by different people every day.  These guys are hot stuff and can’t wait to have a flock to lead!
Contact: Kate | Phone: 240-428-9975 |

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Boston: (Oct. 2015), Animal Rescue League of Boston is a non-profit organization in Massachusetts which has a variety of animals available for adoption. We have a variety of hens, roosters, ducks and domestic pigeons. We also have a 3 year old LaMancha mix neutered goat (Leonard) and a 19 year old Thoroughbred mare (Fancy) and a 7 year old pony (Ross). We are at capacity in our barn and are unable to take in any more animals until some of these guys get adopted. Please e-mail us for more information on any of these guys.
Contact: Laura |Phone: 617-226-5688 |Email:



East Helena: (Oct. 28, 2015), There’s a stray rooster in a residential neighborhood who is being fed by neighbors but needs a home before winter sets in.
Contact: Linda |Phone: 406-449-3694 |Email:

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West Chesterfield: (Sept. 30, 2015), We have two 5-month old bantam roosters (unsure of breed). They are incredibly friendly, are great with our hens, love their treats (bread is their favorite with watermelon in a close 2nd)! They were unexpected in our group of hens and we have tried to make it work but they are too loud for our neighbors. We are looking for them to live out their life in a safe environment (not for consumption).
Contact: Keri | Phone: 413-563-0804 | Email:

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Cliffside: (Jan. 21, 2016), A young Rhode Island Red rooster was found roaming a local park by a caring couple who do not want to take him to the local animal shelter but also are not able to keep him themselves.
Contact: Stephany | 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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Dryden: (Oct. 21, 2015), Six well-behaved Silkie and Cornish cross roosters who are less than 20 weeks old are in need of a new home.
Contact: Tesla |Phone: 607-379-9530 |Email:

Goshen: (Jan. 19, 2016), Speedy and Angel are two young roosters who were hatched in Spring 2015 via a school hatching project. One of the student’s grandparents took home two of the chicks who grew into roosters. The grandparents are not able to continue caring for them, particularly through the winter.
Contact: Kathy | Phone: 845-651-2393 | Email:

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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Scranton: (Oct. 29, 2015), Eight five month old roosters, including a Lakenvelder, Rhode Island Red cross, a Barred Rock cross, and an Americauna cross, are in need of a new home.
Contact: Mary Alice | Phone: 570-357-6660 | Email:

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White Haven: (Sept. 12, 2015), Two Barred Plymouth Rock roosters who are approximately five months old are in need of a new home.
Contact: Matthew | Phone: 570-916-1073 | Email:

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Somerset West, Western Cape: (Oct. 18, 2015), A few years back my husband and I rescued two baby chicks. They grew up to both be roosters, Frank and Charlie. We kept them in a large outdoor aviary and they coexisted well together until last week when out of the blue they started fighting ferociously. I had to separate them immediately. The one rooster is recovering inside the house while the other one is still outside in the aviary. We live in the middle of town and I cannot let them walk free outside as our property is quite open and they could easily fly into the street or the neighbour’s yard. I need to find a safe and welcoming home for each where they can walk freely and live out their lives peacefully. Please could you help me find a loving home. The situation is quite desperate as I cannot keep the rooster in the house much longer.
Contact: Lara | 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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