If you are looking to get some chickens for your farm or backyard, get in touch with the Marin Humane Society. The organization is seeking homes for some 400 leghorns recently rescued from a Central Valley farm after the owner stopped feeding them.
Nearly 20,000 hens died at the A&L Poultry farm near Turlock last week after not being fed for two weeks because the price of corn had gone up, according to a story in the Marin Independent Journal. Another 30,000 were rescued by the California Poultry Federation.
Marin Humane Society in Bel Marin Keys received some of the hens and is now looking for good homes for them. They are asking all interested parties to fill out an application and pay $5 per hen. For more info, contact the Humane Society at (415) 883-4621 or visit them online at marinhumanesociety.org