- 01/15/2014 at 6:01 pm #57621
Goodness! There were two when I was there this weekend. A number of people must have thrown in the towel on their urban coops at the same time.
If anyone could use an extra chicken or two in their coops, check out the animal shelter!
There’s a critter adoption event on Saturday if you want to check them out.01/15/2014 at 6:27 pm #57622
People following a trend figure out taking care of chickens is hard and messy work?01/15/2014 at 6:36 pm #57624
Who knew? Chickens poop and wander around! Go figure.01/15/2014 at 7:38 pm #57631
Maybe it was the cold weather a few weeks ago.01/16/2014 at 2:53 am #57676
What a drag, I love poultry. And the numbers do not lie, I did the math it is still cheaper to buy chicken at Fred Myer01/16/2014 at 12:48 pm #57721
Hm, they’re not listed on the website. Keeping chickens isn’t hard or messy. They’re much easier than dogs or cats. I would bet some people had to move and couldn’t take their chickens. Fewer and fewer backyards in Ballard these days with all the new development.01/16/2014 at 4:28 pm #57771
The website isn’t always up to date. I foster critters so I had an email from the shelter because they now have limited space for critters at the shelter.01/17/2014 at 12:03 pm #57876
Read that there is a growing problem with abandoned urban chickens. Maybe we will get feral flocks roaming Ballard.
I remember the wild chickens in Hawaii, and was pretty freaked out when I saw them eating leftover food… at a chicken joint.
-Avocado01/17/2014 at 3:48 pm #57916
That’s the first thing I thought when you said “feral flocks roaming Ballard” = Hawaii!
I wouldn’t mind actually. They eat bugs and spiders and all and nothing wrong with that!01/17/2014 at 8:32 pm #57930
The chickens, all hens, 11 of them, are being held for “safekeeping”. They were abandoned at a house in South Seattle. The chickens will be available for adoption, pending no claims Saturday, 1/18. They might be posted on the ROMPS site, the missing pets site that the Seattle Animal Shelter hosts. https://web1.seattle.gov/dea/romps/
The Shelter is open 12-6pm Wednesday-Sunday.01/17/2014 at 11:51 pm #57940
I thought this was an invitation to a fried chicken picnic01/18/2014 at 12:08 am #57943
I don’t think chances of wild chickens are too good around here. Raccoons and coyotes love the idea, but it will be a short party.01/18/2014 at 1:19 pm #57985
I peeked at the chickens this morning, they are all lovely ladies who need a new home ASAP!01/19/2014 at 10:49 pm #58051
There are actually a bunch of free roaming chickens off the Sammamish River Trail. They have been there for years. They are mostly roosters, so I imagine they were dumped when their former owners discovered they hadn’t come home with the hen they thought they had.
:(01/21/2014 at 4:38 pm #58177
Yes, I have seen the ones on the Trail. I think they are a self-perpetuating colony, so there must be a hen or two around there! They have been there for many years.
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