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Friday, 30 Dec 11 Overcast 13°C / 55°F

Mrs Brown and Nelly showing off their new feathers. It was just a few weeks ago that they had only skin. Now they are enjoying being ‘out and about’!

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Chuck garden

Day 55

Re-Homed Battery Chickens

Showing True Leaves


  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    wow, how gratifying

    Posted on 31 Dec 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • rainymountain

    rainymountain wrote:

    Still laughing at ‘Re-homed battery chickens – showing true leaves’. What next? I hear that battery hens will be outlawed as of the 1st January.

    Posted on 31 Dec 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    WOW. I cannot believe these are the same hens. You’ve done a wonderful job of nursing them back to health. :)

    Posted on 01 Jan 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • Hedge

    Hedge wrote:

    I’m too sexy for my
    too sexy for my
    too sexy for my

    You go girls!!

    WoW! What a nice thing you did Motherhen!

    Posted on 04 Jan 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    Great job! I am so in awe of your efforts and dedication. Wish more people would realize that battery-farming is absolutely brutal and cruel. Kudos to you and good luck to your gorgeous girls.

    Posted on 04 Jan 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • nickyn

    nickyn wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful (: I had a little tear up when I saw your new pics of the ladies!

    Posted on 05 Jan 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • Motherhen

    Motherhen wrote:

    Thank you, it is a very uplifting thing to do. The most amazing thing is that the rehomed hens know exacty what worms are and how to do ‘gardening’ and take dirt baths, even though they have never seen the light of day or walked on anything nicer than a wire grill.

    Rainy mountain is right, ‘battery’ cages are now ‘illegal’ in the EU but unfortunately the new ‘enhanced’ cages are not a lot better so ‘free range’ egg will be the kindest option, unless, of course, you fancy a few chickens of your own :)

    Posted on 05 Jan 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • Armorel

    Armorel wrote:

    Fabulous! Well done :-)

    Posted on 06 Jan 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    They look so happy now! You are a hen angel!

    Posted on 06 Feb 12 (about 3 years ago)

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