Adopt your chickens at your local animal shelter or farmed animal sanctuary.

Animal Place’s large scale rescue and adoption program works directly with farmers to provide an alternative to slaughter for a small percentage of hens in the egg industry. The sanctuary operates two facilities – a permanent sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA and an adoption center in Vacaville, CA. Since 2010, Animal Place has rescued more than 22,700 hens from the egg industry.

Adopters are life-savers. While Animal Place does the initial rescue, it is their adopters who are the true rescuers – providing lifelong care to hens saved from horrific conditions.

If you are interested in adoption, visit They have adoption events throughout northern and southern California with a focus on Vacaville and Grass Valley.