Caring for Poultry

Poultry, such as chickens, can make great pets. They can be very social animals and will usually bond easily with you once they know you are the one who provides the food.

The average lifespan of a chicken is 8-15 years, so you will need to be committed to their regular daily care and attention. They are dependent on you to provide food, water, medical care and shelter.

If you have any other questions or concerns after adoption, please call us on (04) 389 8044 to speak to someone in our Small Animals Team who will be happy to assist.