NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana SCPA will have approximately 110 hens and chicks available for adoption on Monday. The birds were seized from alleged cockfighting operation in New Orleans East.
The following is information from SCPA regarding possible adoptions at the facility in Algiers at 1700 Mardi Gras Boulevard.
Adoption fee: we are asking for a donation for the adoption of each hen. We are not setting an adoption fee.
1. Adopters must provide their name and address that can be verified with a picture ID.
2. Adopters are asked to bring a photo of their chicken coop. Each hen should have its own coop/roosting area.
3. Adopters are asked to bring a photo of how they will keep their hens contained on their property (i.e. fencing). We want to be sure the hens will be in a confined area and unable to roam if it is in a residential/urban/suburban area.
4. Adopters in Orleans Parish living in areas where the LA/SPCA has received complaints about roaming chickens will be required to have a yard check prior to completing the adoption. Those adopters will be required to have a completely enclosed area so the hens do not add to the chicken problem in specific areas.
5. Adopters must bring (or purchase onsite) an appropriate cage, kennel, or transport box to transport the hen home.
Health Disclosure: The hens have not been tested for Salmonella. Adopters will be given information about this disease from a handout from the CDC.
Viewing area: The storage building has become the hen adoption barn. We will have a staff member or volunteers escort adopters to the area and stay with the adopter until the hen is selected. The paperwork and hen are brought to the front desk for the adoption to be processed. We are not putting holds on hens. Adoptions will be first come first serve.