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KC Pet Project asks for help after taking in 51 roosters, hens, chicks

Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 17:29:53-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The KC Pet Project is asking for help after the shelter took in 51 roosters, hens and chicks from a home in Kansas City, Missouri. 

The KC Pet Project said in a news release the chickens arrived Wednesday afternoon after Kansas City, Missouri Animal Control confiscated them from a home. The shelter said the birds’ owner was issued a citation for not having the proper permits to have the birds on his property. 

KC Pet Project staff has been separating the birds and getting them placed into housing, however, they said the current shelter facility isn’t adequate to handle the volume of animals that they received. KC Pet Project is looking for alternative placement for many of the birds until the stray hold period has expired. 

The shelter said in a news release it’s at critical capacity and is asking the community for donations to help with the care of the new arrivals including purchasing straw, chicken feed and feeders. Donations may be made at or mailed to 4400 Raytown Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64129 Attn. Donations. 

The KC Pet Project said while there is no guarantee the chickens will be available for adoption, anyone interested in adopting any of them can reach out to There are no laying hens in the group, according to the shelter.