One of My Favorite Greater Sacramento Communities

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

When I want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life in the Greater Sacramento region, I often enjoy a visit to Old Fair Oaks Village.  The Village is approximately 5 miles from my home.  I had a few extra moments in the midst of several tasks today, and took an opportunity to visit Old Fair Oaks Village Park.  It is well known to locals that chickens rule the roost in the village.  They are everywhere, not only in the park, but on the streets and in front of the shops.  They often stop traffic while they stare down motorists, like a toreador confronting an obstinate bull.

During today's visit, workman were putting finishing touches on the Christmas tree.  This link provides a little history about the origins of The Village Chickens.  Pictures follow!


I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on this photo, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope that you will contact me by email or by visiting my website - Thank You!



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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a wonderful community!  I loved the time that I spent in Sacramento some years ago.  I was in Elk Grove.

Dec 01, 2017 05:44 AM #9
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

It would be hard to have a bad day ... or take life too seriously upon seeing these chickens throughout the community, Myrl Jeffcoat ... they certainly brought a smile to my face while reading your post.  


Dec 01, 2017 09:50 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Headed into downtown San Francisco right now but I will have to read the origin back at the hotel.

Dec 01, 2017 10:38 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is good information to share with area residents.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Dec 01, 2017 05:15 PM #12
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Here, the chicken's ruling fiefdom is Sonoma Square. I know they moved them do to the fires and they were not there when I visited about 3 weeks ago. Will look for them during my next visit there, cheers cvc

Dec 01, 2017 07:13 PM #13
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning Myrl Jeffcoat - You can't be a chicken to live or travel through Old Fair Oaks Village. I think if I lived there and had grandchildren in CA, I'd choose this place to see the smiles of those kids everytime they went to Grandma's house. What a funny place to live that's so charming! This is the only place I know of now that features chicken road rights. 

Dec 02, 2017 05:31 AM #14
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Myrl, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere we see!  Love the chickens!

Dec 02, 2017 01:23 PM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh my gosh, how cool is that, Myrl?! They appear just to be sauntering down the road as if to have not a care in the world - not even a care about the car headed right for them! They are domesticated chickens, aren't they?! 

Love the tree too - Christmas is upon us, whether we're ready or not!

Dec 02, 2017 07:07 PM #16
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The chickens are out for the Christmas tree lighting in Old Fair Oak Village.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 02, 2017 07:18 PM #17
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Great pictures, I love your photos they are so full of color, I hope you are having a great weekend!

Dec 03, 2017 01:35 PM #18
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Don't forget the turkeys in Fair Oaks, the feathered kind, LOL. They jump on your roof, Myrl! They are really a nuisance. I hear more complaints from clients about the turkeys than the chickens. Everybody loves the chickens. Unless you're driving . . .

Dec 04, 2017 09:34 AM #19
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes

Just stopped by to say hello and see if you had posted anything new. It has been quite a busy season!

Dec 04, 2017 12:05 PM #20
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Stopped by to see if there are any fresh eggs. Hungry and would enjoy an omelet. OOOOPS maybe a bit not so PC, cheers cvc

Dec 05, 2017 06:07 AM #21
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Myrl

What a nice introduction to a favorite community! I had to laugh about the chickens, as they remind me of Kauai - they are everywhere there!


Dec 06, 2017 10:23 PM #22
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The chickens running around made me laugh. They are so colorful and add conversation and color to the community.

Dec 06, 2017 10:33 PM #23
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Looks like a great place to call home. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great afternoon.

Dec 07, 2017 12:39 PM #24
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Old Fair Oaks Village sounds wonderful! Love your photos!

Dec 07, 2017 02:00 PM #25
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Gotta love a good Chick Pic! What fun, Myrl. I always enjoy your travels. So unique! 


Dec 07, 2017 06:18 PM #26
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's so funny.  I didn't realize there were places in CA where chickens run wild.  Great shots!

Dec 10, 2017 05:35 PM #27
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Have a wonderful new year! I wish you all the best with lots of joy, laughter, success and abundance of health and happiness! 

Dec 31, 2017 05:26 AM #28
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