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    • CommentTimeMay 30th, 2013 7:38pm (May 30th 2013)
    Can anyone offer advice or suggestions please. My friend's dad has several chickens - possibly 20+, and some chicks (sex unknown). His health is deteriorating quite quickly and they are proving too much for him to care for so they would like to find new homes for them if they can get him to agree to let them go. He also has several canaries - he has kept and bred them for many years - which my friend and her siblings think should go. Does anyone know of a bird Rehoming charity or organisation that might help or at least point them in the right direction?
    • CommentTimeMay 31st, 2013 10:03pm (May 31st 2013)

    Keeper of the hens

    Ask whatever the local animal rescue centre is - I know our local RSPCA and Animal Care both had facilities where they could house quite a lot of chickens and other birds. Animal Care especially used to take in large numbers of ex-bats for rehoming. They at least might be able to help you out with some of them.

    You could list some on sites like this as well as other rehoming sites, although you can't guarantee the homes the chucks go to. We've found some lovely homes for our chicks over the years though.

    BHWT might be able to offer more advice too.

    Do you know any petting farms nearby? They might be willing to take on some chickens, or especially chicks.

    Good luck!
    • CommentTimeMay 31st, 2013 10:52pm (May 31st 2013)
    Thanks Red, had thought of RSPCA but don't trust them! Haven't heard of Animal Care, will google them. The petting zoo is a good idea! My friend is keen to get them a good home but she is more concerned with making sure her dad is OK so may have to offer them general Rehoming sites and hope for the best. I'll pass your suggestions on - thank you so much!
    • CommentTimeJun 1st, 2013 11:58am (Jun 1st 2013)

    Keeper of the hens

    Sorry to hear about your friend's dad, hope things are OK, I understand how hard it can be. :-(

    I'll make a news post on here about it - it will appear on the front page of hencam so someone might see it who's looking for chickens or canaries, you never know.

    Just one thing - whereabouts are they? So people will know if they are local or not...
    • CommentTimeJun 1st, 2013 8:05pm (Jun 1st 2013)
    Yes, that would help wouldn't it! My friend lives in Coventry and I believe her parents don't live too far away. I will check on Monday and post back then if thats OK. Thanks Neil, I hope he sees sense and lets most of them go.