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26 Nov 2011
Cloudy 15°C / 59°F

Ex-battery ‘farmed’ chickens……

We were able to take seven lucky ladies to be re-homed.


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carms

carms

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

We have done that in the past. It doesn’t take too long for them to get their feathers back, scratch their nails down and look like real chickens again. We took ten which is a tiny number to what we left behind but there was some satisfaction in feeling that we had been able to give them a happy retirement

Posted on 27 Nov 11 (over 3 years ago)
Tralamander

Tralamander

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United Kingdom8b

Lucky, lucky ladies! You’re so kind-hearted. :)

Yes, always free-range! It’s worth the few pence more. :)

Posted on 27 Nov 11 (over 3 years ago)

So sad to see, but I know these lucky girls will thrive under your care! I hope with your busy schedule you are able to knit them some clever winter wear. I recently saw a knitted ex batt outfit in Practical Poultry and instantly thought of you.

Posted on 27 Nov 11 (over 3 years ago)

Well done you for giving them a reprieve – it must seem to them that at last their lives are back on track, hen paradise!

Posted on 27 Nov 11 (over 3 years ago)
Orenda

Orenda

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United States5a

What an admirable thing to do! And after the post by flowerweaver – I Googled up this pattern -

http://littlehenrescue.co.uk/jumpers.aspx

Posted on 28 Nov 11 (over 3 years ago)
laurieann

laurieann

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United States7b

What a wonderful person you are to do such a thing. I am sorry to say that it never occurred to me that those poor things could be rescued!

Posted on 28 Nov 11 (over 3 years ago)

Thank you, I’m sure no one wants chickens to exist in depressing conditions, but are just unaware of what goes on
www.bhwt.org.uk
If you want to check out the Chucks!

Posted on 28 Nov 11 (over 3 years ago)

That is great! Does anyone know how we go about this in Australia?

Posted on 04 Dec 11 (over 3 years ago)

Thank for doing this, Motherhen. For years, we have bought only free-run eggs (for ethical reasons). That’s about the most I can do. You’ve gone one (actually, several) step further. Again, thanks.

Posted on 04 Dec 11 (over 3 years ago)

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