resources

Care guides

Guide to Chicken Care from My Pet Chicken
Chicken Care Info from Animal Place
• Adopting and Caring for Backyard Chickens from HSUS
Biosecurity for Birds from USDA (check out Healthy Harry's videos)


Health

• The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition, by Gail Damerow
PoultryDVM, visual and interactive poultry health information
California Animal Health & Food Safety (offers cheap medical tests)
Educational video on the formation of an egg in a hen


Miscellaneous

Clorofil's newsletters
Cool chickens (+ sun-bathing)
Her great-great-...-great-grandma was a T-rex (+ eating food)
Gardening with chickens (+ drinking water)
My chicken ain't doing right - part 2 (+ CAFHS)
My chicken ain't doing right - part 1 (+ body temperature)
Roosters (+ sense of hearing)
Chickens in the rain (+ sense of touch)
Baking without eggs (+ senses of taste and smell)
Chickens are smarter than we think (+ sense of sight)

Fun stuff
"Pecking" the Queen of Heart out of a deck of cards (video)
• Silicon Valley Tour De Coop (September 16, 2017)

Others
• Silicon Valley Chickens group
• BackYard Chickens forum
• Lots of interesting info from The Happy Chicken Coop
• About Chickens from HSI
Poisonous Plants to Chickens
• Safe Housing for Chickens


Local resources
(San Francisco South Bay Area, CA)

Chicken laws and ordinances.

Vets working with chickens
• Cupertino Animal Hospital - 10026 Peninsula Ave, Cupertino - (408) 252-6380
• Monterey Avian and Exotic Clinic - 451 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Del Rey Oaks - (831) 647-1147
• Adobe Animal Hospital - 4470 El Camino Real, Los Altos - (650) 948-9661
• Adobe Animal Hospital - 15965 Los Gatos Blvd, Suite 100, Los Gatos - (408) 357 8000
• Wildwood Veterinary Hospital - 2900 Spring Street Unit 5, Redwood City - (650) 366-9453
• For the Birds - 1136 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose - (408) 255-1739
• West Valley Pet Clinic - 1360 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose - (408) 996-1155
• Santa Clara Pet Hospital - 830 Kiely Blvd, Suite 107, Santa Clara - (408) 296-5857
• Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic - 1036 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale - (408) 736-8296

Shelters taking chickens in
• Palo Alto Animal Services (also adopts chickens out and offers humane euthanasia)
• Humane Society Silicon Valley (also offers humane euthanasia)
• San Jose Animal Care and Services

Feed stores
• For Other Living Things, Sunnyvale
• cHICK n bEES, Los Gatos
• Pet Food Depot, Palo Alto
• An-Jan Feed & Pet Supply, San Jose
• Sam’s Feed Store, San Jose
• San Mateo Pet Supply, Redwood City