The GSPCA regularly have Cockerels and Hens reported to Shelter as strays.

If you find a stray that is sick or injured please contain them and call us on 01481 257261 or bring them to the Shelter in St Andrews or your nearest vet for assistance. (take care when handling, please do call for advice)

We can easily help take in healthy stray Hens but unfortunately our facilities are limited for helping with Cockerels due to their nature and behaviour.

If you are able to contain the Hens or sick birds please get in touch with us on 01481 257261 or bring them up to the GSPCA Animal Shelter, but we do ask that you ask around the area to ensure that the birds aren’t owned by a neighbor. 

The reason we request that you contain the Hens or sick birds is although very entertaining to on lookers is very difficult to catch Chickens in an open space.

If you have healthy stray Cockerels that you cannot find the owner then we advise that you contact the Commerce and Employment Department for further advice.

Information regarding the control of non-pest animals is found by clicking on the following link:

 Animal Welfare (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012 (Consolidated text) ( – Section 15 : Control of non-pest animals.

We currently have a list of new homes for Hens but we are very rarely approached for Cockerels and if you can help with these males or would like to be added to the female bird list of potential homes please do get in touch.

If you require any further information or advice then please contact the States Veterinary Officers or the Environmeta Department on:

Raymond Falla House
Longue Rue
Channel Islands
GY1 6AF Tel: +44 1481 234567


Email: [email protected]