Adopt Battery Girls!!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Hannah11, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Hannah11

    Hannah11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    last month i adopted 3 battery ladies for $3.50 each! they are great chooks, fantastic pets it takes a while for the trust to build up the are now just starting to eat from my hand and chasing me around for treats they even snuck into the house a few times. I just want everyone to adopt a few they are fantastic and they will grow into beautiful shavers, its so rewarding knowing that they are having the life a chicken needs to have. Also it is a fair bit of fun watching them learn how to be happy hens![​IMG]

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    these are my girls off exploring! Being Chickens!
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] That hen has quite the crown.
     
  3. farmerfogg

    farmerfogg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So nice of you to adopt these lovely ladies. Are the moulting?
     
  4. Hannah11

    Hannah11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nah not moulting... they have most of there feathers picked out buy other hens in the small cages, poor things and the combs get so large and floppy because they are kept in summer conditions all year round to keep them laying :(
     
  5. farmerfogg

    farmerfogg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will they eventually grow out new feathers?
     
  6. Hannah11

    Hannah11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, I'm very glad they are just growing them now :)
     
  7. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can you adopt ex-bat girls? I'd really like to at some point but have no idea where to start.
     
  8. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't look like yours were de-beaked that is great. Those girls will love their freedom :)
     
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  9. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am I the only one that gets totally grossed out when I see a de-beaked chicken? I was hen shopping at a local Trade Days and saw de-beaked hens ALL OVER the place and couldn't bring myself to buy them. Every time they took a drink and their tongue stuck out I was all "BLECH!". I LOVE chickens and think they are beautiful, but I just don't know how people can stand looking at de-beaked hens. [​IMG]
     
  10. Hannah11

    Hannah11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I'm not sure how in america I'm from new zealand I just went into the factory and you could buy the direct just before the were due to be slaughtered. I had another and she was a darling, liked being pet, and chasing for treats even ate from my hand! they just need time ;) they have had the tips burnt of but i think they look fine... Hehe I am yet to see a tongue thank goodness!!!
    If their beaks were any shorter I would be a bit shocked too.
     

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