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Expression of interest to adopt poultry

Thank you for your interest in adopting an animal from the RSPCA. Please take a few minutes to complete this form. It is important that you answer all of the questions as accurately as possible, as the information you provide will be used by our experienced Adoption Staff to help you find an animal that matches your expectations and lifestyle.

To ensure we find the perfect match for these animals, only applicants fitting the following criteria can be considered;

  • Aged 18 years or over
  • The animals will reside at a property where they are inspected daily
  • Be prepared to participate in an interview with an RSPCA staff member
  • Allow a property inspection when required or supply photographs of property
  • Demonstrate capacity to handle poultry
  • Currently have the same animals in your care to ensure these animals have company, or be willing to adopt multiple animals
  • Have access to equipment that will help you safely and legally transport the animal from the RSPCA to your property
  • Be committed to undertake all veterinary and husbandry requirements for the animal and cover all costs associated with ongoing care and treatment
  • Must have suitable property and containment facilities (predator proof enclosure/area) for the type and number of animals
  • Adoption of poultry must be for companion/pet purposes
  • Must comply with Council regulations
Your details
Home Phone*:
Email address*:
Council where animal will be housed*:
Your preferences
Type of poultry interested in (ducks, chickens, geese, etc)*:
Specific Breed*:
Preferred Age*:
Preferred Gender*:

If you are interested in a particular animal that is currently available for adoption, please list its details:

Animal’s Name:
Property details
Size of property:
Size of area where poultry will live:
Type of shelter where poultry will live: (Tick all that apply):
  Free Range
Is the coop fox proof? Explain:

What arrangements are you prepared to undertake to provide for supplementary feed?

Do you own the property?*:
Does your council allow roosters to be housed on your property?*:
What is your council’s maximum number of poultry permitted to be housed on your property?
Please specify:
Animal Care and Experience

Please list any poultry living on your property now and in the recent past (5 years):

What will be the purpose of the animal? (Tick any that apply)

  Companion for current animal
  Egg production

Please give details:

Have you ever been found guilty of any animal welfare or care related offence?
Other Comments

Please detail any other comment that you have to support this expression of interest:

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