Blog: Rescued Malibu Chickens Up for Adoption

The turtle people are being haunted by birds.

What is going on? Ever since Marshall and I watched the movie called "The Girl" on HBO this weekend about our friend the big cat rescuer Tippi Hedren and the evil Alfred Hitchcock, we have been invaded by birds. 

"The Birds" was a major part of the HBO special, and shortly after we released two rehabbed baby Barn Owls, captured six chickens last night, and tonight a bird showed up sleeping on our porch.  It was obviously in distress, so I grabbed it and put it in our turtle hospital.  Please help tomorrow, you bird people. Here’s a photo of it hiding in the corner.

Yes, we (suckers) are adopting two of the hens we rescued last night…anyone have a spare chicken coop they want to donate? But three hens and a rooster are still up for adoption – they are beautiful – check them out!

Please help – there must be many bird lovers in Malibu.  The turtles are getting annoyed by the competition.

Read the original blog post: The Great Malibu Chicken Rescue

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J. Flo October 24, 2012 at 04:09 AM
You guys are great!
Susan Tellem October 24, 2012 at 02:52 PM
The bird picture from our porch is missing but good news. He flew away after an evening's rest in the turtle room.
danielle white October 24, 2012 at 05:46 PM
We can take one hen....we live in Malibu. How do I get a hold of you?
Susan Tellem October 24, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Email me at info@tortoise.com if you are interested. Thank you!
Gwen Lucoff October 25, 2012 at 09:08 PM
did you ever think that maybe the chickens escaped from a neighbor? when I kept chickens they would roam pretty far, and then I'd have to go find them at night and bring them home. Dr Brown over on filaree might like to have the chickens, his numbers have dwindled this year, house on the left side of street right before the turn to the left on the road, ask him ttyl Gwen
Susan Tellem October 25, 2012 at 09:57 PM
@Gwen - yes that's why we posted it on the patch so someone who lost them might find them again. But it has been four days and no one has come forward so I believe that they have been adopted. I'll make sure we consider Dr. Brown.
Gwen Lucoff October 25, 2012 at 10:26 PM
most people dont' even read the patch, did you try any posters? or in the lost in found of surfside news or Malibu times? I'll put the word out, and 4 days is not that long of time, I would check with neighbors in your neighborhood
Susan Tellem October 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM
They were out there a week before someone called us. Pretty big group so I am sure that someone dumped them when they stopped laying eggs. It's happened before. They would have had to walk a very long way as they were at PCH and Westiward. No homes there or even close..
Gwen Lucoff October 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Sorry, you never said where they were found or where they were sighted, so, at least you have them and they didn't get eaten by coyotes or more likely just killed for sport by loose running dogs. Thanks for taking the time to care for them, They are great for pest control, they love snails and other intrusive pests
Susan Tellem October 26, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Oh you missed the first post Gwen. It was Monday night on the patch. All the details.
Jessica E. Davis October 26, 2012 at 12:59 AM
I've added a link to the original blog post "The Great Malibu Chicken Rescue" to Susan's story.


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