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Not sure if this is the right place to post, but I'm thinking of rescuing some battery hens. I need to know a few things.

If you have a good website about them, then please send me a link!

Thank you!

  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

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  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 8

I PM ed you smile

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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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 8

im tottally out of the loop what are battery hens?

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Originally Posted by greeneggs444 

im tottally out of the loop what are battery hens?


The hens that are used for commercial eatting egg production that are crammed in cages that they can't even turn around in. Like these here http://www.cuboimages.it/preview.asp?filename=EYE11064.jpg , though these actually look "good" compared to most, many times they don't even have feathers anymore.


Edited by RAREROO - 1/1/12 at 6:42pm
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Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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post #5 of 8

greeneggs444

take a look at my Page .
it has some info on the battery hen

here is a few links. mostly about the ex-battery hen.
They have a few questions people often ask like why it happens? how it happpens? ect...

http://www.ckcbirds.co.uk/batteryhens.htm


The life of battery hens
http://www.upc-online.org/thinking/lifeofhen.htm

http://animal-lib.org.au/subjects/animals-for-food/22-chickens-battery.html


why help them

http://www.homesforhens.net/life.html

This is a GREAT link and is one of my favorets
really look and explore it. cool
http://littlehenrescue.co.uk/care.aspx

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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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 #6 of 8

Battery hens are eggeaters and will teach others to eat eggs. I suggest you re-think the idea.

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Battery hens are eggeaters and will teach others to eat eggs. I suggest you re-think the idea.

Sorry, but I believe that is False

some may, but I highly doubt that.

these poor hens are in desperate need of homes. They live a horrible life. It is cruel not to adopt for something that may or most likely will not happen.

The chance of them eating eggs is the same for any other hen. Normal hens teach others to eat eggs as well.

 

If you have had this problem, I could be wrong, but I am assuming you did not collect the eggs. I can understand why they may do it. the poor battery hens did not know why they were allowed to even lay an egg in straw without it being taken away from them right away. They may not know what to do with it at first.


Edited by GoldenSparrow - 5/19/12 at 3:19pm

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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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 #8 of 8

I have raised chickens about 35 years including ex battery hens.  It is not natural for hens to eat eggs and whether you choose to believe it or not does not matter they are egg eaters and it is not thier fault and adoptees need to know the facts about them when they get them.  I post this warning on every thread about battery hens, sorry.

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