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Battery Hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nick101, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. nick101

    nick101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I was around through some online chicken pages, and noticed that there are two egg farms close to my house, (1-2 hours away) I want to know what is everyone else's experience in rescuing battery hens? Any tips for doing such? Thanks in advance!
    Nick
     
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just curious..as to what battery hens are?
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Battery hens are those stereotypical birds you see crammed in cages. They are almost always white leghorns.
     
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2007
  5. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you for wanting to help them. [​IMG]
    JJ
     
  6. nick101

    nick101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:These hens are usually crammed into a cage no bigger than their bodies, they can not move, stand, roost, fly, go out and enjoy sunlight on their backs, nothing! When they are useless and stop laying, they get butchered for animal food, or the chicken pie you saw at your last visit to the grocery store. They are mostly White Leghorns, or the Red Star. Thanks for the links Tiffany, that's exactly what I wish to do. It's incredible what they do to these animals. Thanks for your support everyone!
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2007

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