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These resources have been compiled by Clorofil, a local nonprofit micro-sanctuary that offers pet chicken care classes and promotes chicken adoption.

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)

Miscellaneous

• Silicon Valley Chickens group
• BackYard Chickens forum
• Lots of fun and useful info in Clorofil’s newsletters
• 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