SACRAMENTO, CA - The plight of more than 200 chickens rescued
STORY: Hundreds of chickens seized from south Sacramento market
After 235 hens and roosters were removed from what the city of Sacramento animal shelter described as "extremely unsanitary and cramped conditions" in a makeshift garage used by a south Sacramento market, homes are needed for 125 roosters.
City code prohibits owning roosters. Animal Care Services Manager Gina Knepp says they're appealing to animal rescues and sanctuaries for the birds.
The hens will be taken in by the Humane Farming Association and will be housed at its Northern California sanctuary, Knepp said.