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Free chicken coop and pen

Started by Georgia Williams May 9, 2017. 0 Replies

(Up to) 4 hens looking for new home

Started by Keltie Craig Sep 10, 2016. 0 Replies

layer pellet feed free OBO

Started by Alyssa K Aug 31, 2016. 0 Replies

Fertilized eggs?

Started by Alyssa K Jul 21, 2016. 0 Replies

feed and shavings

Started by Vicky. Last reply by Alyssa K Jun 12, 2016. 1 Reply

Chicks looking to be homed

Started by Laura Arp Jun 9, 2016. 0 Replies

Looking for New Hens

Started by Amy Weeks. Last reply by Alyssa K May 16, 2016. 7 Replies

Another sick chicken!

Started by Sasha Fergusson. Last reply by Alyssa K May 13, 2016. 12 Replies

hoping to lend out laying hens for summer!

Started by Sasha Fergusson Apr 25, 2016. 0 Replies

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Comment by Dimitri Georges on April 24, 2017 at 8:49pm


i recently got a wonderful coop and just installed everything.
Im looking for 2-3 hens to join our beautiful home.

Thank you!

Comment by Tim Warkentin on April 24, 2017 at 5:39pm

Free Coop ... We've enjoyed fresh eggs for several years now, but the season is over for now and we'd love to pass along our coop. It was built to house up to six ... all you have to do is dismantle it enough to get it out and to your place.

Comment by Keltie Craig on September 10, 2016 at 1:23pm
Hi chicken keepers, we have up to 4 hens to find a new home for. They are all about 2 years old, should still have some laying life ahead of them but only 1 is laying for us right now and we need to get some younger birds to keep us in eggs.
No obvious reason they aren't laying - not moulting or broody, eating layer mash, pretty healthy, no stress from frequent predators or anything. We think it may be that 1 bird is being a bully, so hopefully with a change in enviro/flock, they'll resume.

We have 1 white silkie, 1 buff orpington, 1 rhode island red-type, and 1 barred rock (who is still laying).

We will let them go as a group, in pairs, or indiv. $15 each or $10 each if you take 3 or more. We can deliver them if you live in Van. We are hoping to rehome them rather than see them go in a soup pot, as they are good birds and should still have a few years of egg laying on them.
Email me keltiecraig at
Comment by lola on May 21, 2015 at 4:28pm


I posted this on the main page, but it was suggested to repost here:

I have 3 laying chickens and their coop that I need to find a new home for. We're moving and unfortunately were not able to find another landlord that would allow us to keep our chickens. Sadly, the house we are in is going to be demolished in a few months, so we find ourselves in this situation.
The coop is large, so would probably need to be dissassembled, but anyone with a truck who is handy could do it. And it's free - also wired for a light in the winter. This is a really cute set up, and I would prefer it not go to a landfill.
The chickens are about a year old, and consist of an easter egger, a light brahma and a cuckoo maran. Please email me, cytoplasm AT gmail.
Thank you in advance.

Comment by Lini Hutchings on January 25, 2015 at 9:05pm

Hello Chickeneers,
We are beginning our coop efforts, and I wonder if any of you have advice or spare materials you would be willing to pass on. I am happy to pay a suitable fee for any materials which are cluttering up your shed. :-)


Comment by stephanie st loe on November 1, 2014 at 6:43pm

Hey Alyssa and others whose housing situation is not chicken-friendly,

Have you considered that your hens might not need to live on the same property as you do? Maybe you can find someone who lives close to you who has a back yard and would be willing to share/trade space for eggs/ gardening help? There are some garden sharing groups around. Chicken friendly is not easy even if you own the joint. I followed every reg and guideline religiously and my neighbors still needed to be TLC'd into being comfortable with the idea. Landlords are always paranoid about tenants who move out and leave a mess they'll need to fix or the city and the neighbors complaining. Maybe try the yard sharing folks?
Good luck!

Comment by Alyssa K on October 17, 2014 at 6:46pm

Still looking for chicken-friendly housing... I'm not out on the street yet, but the RTB may decide otherwise on Nov. 12. Need: direct access to yard, space for chicken coop, windows. For me & the girls (2 now) & one cat.

Comment by Alex Kurnicki on September 20, 2014 at 10:04am
After a 3rd daylight attack from Racoons, I'm not prepared to spend time & $$ to bombproof my chicken run. So, I'm selling out! :)

4 pullets (Caramel Queens- 4 months old) for $60 + 1 laying of the same breed (6-7 months old) for $20 + a bunch of layer & pullet feed, grit, oyster shells, etc for another $35. Total 115$. Sound fair?

Or text 778-227-0669
Comment by Alyssa K on August 3, 2014 at 11:48pm

Chicken-friendly-housing: I love my place near Commercial-Broadway, but my landlord (and one particular neighbor) don't love the chickens (any more). I'd prefer to stay in East Van; ideally Grandview-Woodlands, Strathcona or Hastings Sunrise. Please let me know of any one- to two-bedroom places that you know of, or any leads toward such. Thanks!

Comment by Ross Moster on June 9, 2014 at 10:39am

This would a great place to stimulate discussion on this. VV's Demo Sustainable Village ( will be at 13th and Main again this year. There's going to be a little chicken keepers village within the village where folks (and chickens!) can hang out and connect - I'll post more details shortly.

Both the Vancouver Food Policy Council and Village were very active around getting chickens legalized last time around. Village, of course, is interested in this, and I can see if my fellow VFPC members would be interested in getting involved again as well.

At the time, it was felt that the Bylaw was a 1st step and there was discussion around VFPC revisiting the bylaw in a couple years to see what improvements might be suggested, including potentially allowing for more chickens in general, allowing chickens in community gardens, allowing more chickens on apartment properties, etc.


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