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How do I adopt chickens from the BC SPCA?

To adopt a chicken or any other animal from the BC SPCA, please visit our adoptions page. But before you decide to raise your own backyard chickens, please consider the following:

  • Does your municipality allow the keeping of backyard chickens?
  • What do chickens eat? What should you feed to chickens?
  • Do you have access to suitable veterinary care in your community?
  • What do you plan to do with your chickens once they stop laying eggs?
  • How will you protect your chickens from bad weather and natural predators?
  • What are you going to do with all that chicken poo?
  • What are the risks associated with owning chickens?
  • How do you transport a chicken? Do you know how to humanely catch a chicken?

Get the answer to these and other important questions on our urban chickens information page.

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