People who want to help individual chickens can do so by adopting them as companions. We can help them all by adopting a plant based diet.
Every year, domestic fowl, mostly chickens, are impounded by Minneapolis Animal Control (MAC) and local humane societies. These birds are victims of neglect, abuse and abandonment, sometimes used as a source of eggs or intended for slaughter, fighting or ritual sacrifice. Some are the discarded outcome of "nature lessons" for children or after a hobby that no longer holds interest.
After their release from MAC, Chicken Run provides the birds with temporary shelter and vet care, locates and screens adopters and transports the birds to their new homes within 90 miles of Minneapolis/St. Paul vicinity. There is a special need for rooster homes.
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How to Adopt
Reasons To Adopt Chickens As Companion Animals:
Chickens are highly intelligent, gentle, vivacious individuals who form strong lifelong emotional bonds with each other as well as other species. They are warm and silky and lovely to hold.
They are primarily ground dwelling birds who are very home and routine centered and can thrive in a space the size of a normal urban backyard and home. They can coexist happily with compatible dogs and cats and have similar life spans.
Adopting a chicken will increase compassion and reduce violence in the world. They are the most unjustly treated land animals on the planet. Each year in the US, over 10 billion chickens suffer from intense confinement, cruel handling and painful terrifying deaths. Although they represent over 95% of the animals raised for agricultural and other purposes, they are excluded from protection of anticruelty laws, humane slaughter laws and laws that regulate experimentation.
Things to Consider Before Getting Chickens
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HOW CAN I ADOPT CHICKENS IN MY REGION?
We limit adoptions to a 90 mile radius of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area so we can deliver the birds and see their new homes.
Here are some ways to adopt chickens without lining the pockets of the hatcheries or people who breed and dump chickens.
Visit the Petfinders.org site often (http://www.petfinder.com). Select
"chickens” in animal category and enter your zip code and it will bring up
any available near you. Also try calling your local humane societies, and animal control agencies and ask that they contact you when they pick up strays. Also let your local animal rights groups know you would like to help a chicken in need. They will be glad for the information.
Another option is to contact a local organic egg producer (find out where your local co-op buys them). It is a sad fact that even "free range" hens are disposed of after they are only 18 months old and their productivity drops. They meet the same fate as the unwanted chicks at hatcheries.
There are also listings of farm animals available for adoption including chickens from all over the country.
You can also contact the following sanctuary associations for advice:
American Sanctuary Association
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
For information on getting set up for your new feathered family read
STANDARDS OF CARE FOR CHICKENS
and the articles in CHICKEN CARE LINKS at
Thanks for being willing to open your heart to a chicken, and thanks for not
breeding or buying. There are never enough homes for displaced animals.