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Are there any known places to go for chicken rescue in the Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio area? I would love to rescue a few.

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i would love to rescue some too.
I am looking for battery hens.
I have contacted TONS!! of animal rescues, egg industrys  there no help.
you will have a better chance going to a egg farm and asking if you can buy a few of there spent hens. there very cheep, and they may just give them to you.

sorry I got carried away. were you looking for Battery hens? smile

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Deuteronomy 32:11
He is like an eagle that stirs up its nest. It hovers over it little ones. It spreads out it wings to catch them on its feathers.

 

 

look at my My Page Here http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/battery-hens

 

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post #3 of 9

Have you contacted your local ASPCA/Shelter to let  them know you are able to house chickens and are available to take some in?


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post #4 of 9

Ditto FLChicken. SPCAs, Humane Societies, Animal Control agencies usually get chickens. In our area you can rescue many very nice chickens of different breeds from all of these agencies.

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Originally Posted by GoldenSparrow 

i would love to rescue some too.
I am looking for battery hens.
I have contacted TONS!! of animal rescues, egg industrys  there no help.
you will have a better chance going to a egg farm and asking if you can buy a few of there spent hens. there very cheep, and they may just give them to you.

sorry I got carried away. were you looking for Battery hens? smile


If you are talking Battery hens (you mentioned them in the last question: so I'll assume so):


Battery hens don't need 'rescuing.' Once they are through laying the first round of eggs. They are sold and processed into dog and cat food (mainly). Thus, the selling to those companies is also part of the profit margin for the farmer.

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post #6 of 9

Correct on the battery hens and most are sold when spent for processing and mostly non human (in US anyway)

Many small flock owners rotate at around 2 to 3 years of age and often give older hens away as opposed to making chicken and dumplings out of them.

We give our older girls away sometimes as well as Roos that are "special" if we can find them a home otherwise they are eaten.

I put an add on Craig's list for "free hens" and most are taken within a few days.

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post #7 of 9

But isn't a battery hen a hen that is kept in cage not much bigger than the hen? I would say they definitely need rescued. 

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Hi Erika,

 

Tim from Crete, IL here.  Don't know if you are still looking for rescue chickens, but I have a friend in the city who is looking for a loving home for an "accidental" rooster.  He is a Copper Moran. 

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I know this thread is old, but I have a 7 month Silkie Hen that needs a home, separate from other chickens. My bantam rooster attacked her and pecked her head almost to the point of death. I ran in and grabbed her and have been nursing her back to health. She is now eating and drinking, but one eye is blind and I think she has some brain damage. I had the rooster put down.If anyone could give her a special home, it would be much appreciated. We live in Northwest Ohio.
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