Welcome to the Home to Roost Community Page! If you have an item you’d like to post, please post a comment below. All posts are in the Chicagoland area, unless otherwise noted.
**PLEASE READ** If you are considering adding a bird to an existing flock, check out my Avian Introductions post. I’ve treated several cases of chicken violence because of introducing new birds to a flock. It is harder to introduce one bird than to introduce two or more. Adjustment is tricky and may take a while! Use the tips on this post to help the birds make the adjustment.
9/28/2012: EGGS WANTED: Contact Ruth if you have eggs for sale and live in NW Chicago or suburbs - firstname.lastname@example.org
REHOMED 25 Sept, 2012: Rooster found in forest preserve at Dee and Devon. He’s banded, possibly a mixed breed with some Langshan. He appears healthy. Call Jen 708-524-5038.
REHOMED 12/13 Australorp hen: Found in Andersonville (Clark and Lawrence). Call Sara 312-504-2294.
REHOMED 8/8 Rooster: Red, fairly tame rooster that needs a home. Any ideas on placement are appreciated.708-524-5038.
REHOMED 7/28 Young aracauna hen (?) with adorable “bad hair” (a crest of feathers) and broken (splinted/healing) leg, pecked head. Call Jen – 708-524-5038. Rehoming fee $15. Must go to caring, loving family who will be able to provide vet check up. See Resources tab on my blog for avian vet recommendations.
OUTDATED 7/28 Auburn Java chicks – straight run (sexes unknown) chicks. Contact Julie: JAdams@kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
OUTDATED 7/28 Chickens loose in River Grove. Want to help catch them? Contact Jen: 708-524-5038.
OUTDATED 7/16 Easter egger rooster in south Chicago suburbs looking for home. Contact Nancy: email@example.com
OUTDATED 6/20 2 chicks looking for home They are from a farmer in Indiana and owner has had them for about 2 weeks. Sex/breed unknown. Photo below taken on 6/6. Owner lives in apartment, cannot keep them. Owner is in Bucktown/Humboldt Park area and is more than willing to take them to whoever that wants to take them. They have been eating chicken starter feed. Contact Katie: 312.515.0133, email firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTDATED 6/15 Leghorn chicks looking for home Our second graders just hatched 9 White Leghorns chicks (June 15th hatch date). The farmer who was going to take them fell through and we now need a nice home for the chicks. We are looking to pass them on to someone who will raise them in a healthy and safe environment. We do not know the sex of the 9. Please email me ASAP if you are interested at email@example.com.
5/20 Got poop? Contact Jodi (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have chicken poop you’d like to donate to her garden.
5/17 Chicks at Belmont Feed and Seed. White Silkies (I think one is blue), Silver Laced Wyandottes, Golden Laced Wyandottes, California Leghorns, Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks & some ducklings also. We also have 4 week old pullets: Rhode Island Reds & Isa Brown/Red Stars ($ 5 each), as well as few 10 week old Black Austrolorp pullets ($ 7each). 3036 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
5/7 Rooster seeks home. Lovely Rhode Island Red boy, 2-3 years old. Found in Forest preserve in Elmhurst. Contact Annette 630-841-7110.
4/13 Pullets for sale 9 week old Rhode Island Reds. There are 13 total, they can be sold separately. $7 each. They are fully feathered, and outside enjoying the fresh air and sunlight! Contact Patrick: 312 203-1780
email@example.com or Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4/9 Chicken found in the city This fella was found at 1 S. Dearborn, near Michigan Ave. Barred rock. Unsure of gender. Also not sure if it’s a large size or a bantam. Appears to be about 3 months old. Interested, call Annette: 630-841-7110.
REHOMED 2/16 Sweetie This bird was found in Hyde Park. She is small (game bantam), but has a big personality. She snuggles in my lap while I work! She is healthy, other than feathers missing from her back and head (signs of too many roosters to too few hens). Oh, and she has the hottest blue legs you’ve ever seen! Call Jen 708-524-5038.
REHOMED 2/1 A home for Henrietta Henrietta the bantam naked neck frizzle hen needs a home! Ugly but very sweet! She has scaly mites on her legs (you can treat by dipping in oil) and may have a slight cough. Call Jen 708-524-5038.
REHOMED 1/25 ROOSTERS NEED HOMES. Chicago Bird Collision Monitors needs to find homes for several roosters. Two are at a shelter and may be up for euthanasia soon. The other is in Bartlett. One is a very nice black and white (barred rock).One has an eye injury. If you are able to take one or more of these birds, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Annette Prince: 630-841-7110. CBCM can provide transport for the birds; they just need a place to live.
REHOMED 2/7 Box of orphaned chicks The call of the day was FedEx at OHare – with a box of chicks that had been there since Saturday. They were on their way to Arizona and got stuck. I got them this AM. There are eight total still alive and healthy, eating and drinking. They are from McMurray, hatched 2/4, and the label says barred cochin bantams (5), light Brahma bantams (1), Araucana bantams (2), Rhode Island red bantams (5). I’d bet these are the Araucanas, Rhode Island, and Brahma.The hatchery is sending a replacement shipment to AZ, so these guys are now Illini!
They have been vaccinated for Marek’s and coccidiosis.
NOTE: They are all BANTAMS (smaller than standard size) and STRAIGHT RUN (50% will be boys – think ahead to what you’re going to do with the males).
Given what these guys have been through, I’d like them to go to a home that already has raised chicks, and I’m asking for a small rehoming fee. Can split them up. Call Jen: 708-524-5038.
REHOMED 1/2/11 Serama bantam rooster needs home. Serama bantam (about the size of a pigeon) found in Rogers Park. Needs vet treatment for respiratory treatment and some TLC. Call 708-524-5038.
REHOMED 12/30 Chicken models looking for home. 3 ISA Browns rescued from a butcher shop (where they were poorly treated) looking for a good home. They were used as models in Scott Tallman Powers’ paintings. The first picture is of Norma and Martha. Very friendly but get along with each other and tend to pick on Pearl, who is in the second photo. All are about 6 months old. They each lay an egg a day too! Owners will be traveling often, it won’t be possible to keep them.
CAUGHT 12/20 4 chickens needing to be caught in Robbins, IL. For you adventurous, do-it-yourselfers, there are 4 chickens (sexes undetermined) loose in Robbins IL near 13721 Keystone. Contact 708-844-6092.
11/16 Young rooster looking for home. A few months old – does not crow yet. No-kill home preferred. Thought to be a white rock mix. No pic, sorry! Located in Melrose Park. Contact Julio 773-310-0267.
REHOMED 11/16 Box o’ chix. This box of chix is up for adoption. Contact Annette: email@example.com. It looks like we’ve got a Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, Australorp, Rhode Island Red. All appear to be a few months old.
REHOMED 10/28 Red Hen Seeks Home. The Village of Skokie periodically picks up lost or abandoned chickens, and currently we have one, an ISA Brown (Rhode Island Red/white Leghorn hybrid) who has been debeaked and somewhat battered. We are currently looking for placement for her. She’s named Henrietta, our Inv.#10-1020. Please call Maggie, 847-933-8484 to respond.
EXPIRED Contact Dorie Ross (info below) 10/21 Beautiful, happy hens need homes. (From Sandra K.) I have been a volunteer at the Prairie Crossing Hen House in Grayslake for the past year. I was recently informed that the hens will be put down in November. I understand that there is a cycle of life for “production” hens. However, I believe a good number of these hens are still laying and could do so for at least a couple more years, even though production might be slow.
REHOMED 10/8 Looking for a home for Suko. She is very docile and remains the flunkie of the flock. She does not really lay many eggs, though she goes in spurts, for a few weeks and then stops. She is a buff bantum wyandotte registered breed and very pleasant. We will keep her for two more weeks then send her to a local-owned farm if she is not adopted. cell: 847 226 9510. Ask for Carolyn or David Ioder.
REHOMED 10/11 Looking for a home for an Ameracauna rooster. Initially feisty, but can be handled. Appears healthy other than bird lice. Found in Humboldt Park. Contact Julie: 773-620-6086
REHOMED 9/3 Looking for a home for this lovely chicken found on the sidewalk in Chicago.
REHOMED 7/12 Red hen at Animal Care League, Oak Park. Contact Jill. 708-848-8155.
REHOMED 5/14 Rooster found at Lindale and Milwuakee. Strong, handsome fellow. Contact Marina: 773.230.1006
REHOMED 5/11 Red hen found in River Forest. Sweet laying hen. Needs a vet visit for upper respiratory problems. Treat and quarantine before introducing to your flock. Contact Jill. 708-848-8155
TAKEN TO ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE 5/29: Lost chicken at 1532 W. Ohio (Ohio and Ashland). It’s fairly young, maybe 3 months, white. The people who found it think it’s a rooster.
REHOMED 5/16: Hen found at Fullerton and Central 10 AM Sunday. If you think she’s yours, describe her to claim her. If you think you’d make a good home, tell me why.
REHOMED 5/8: Very sweet rooster found in Logan Square. Email Home to Roost with pix or description.