Battery hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by The Red Rooster, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    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!
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I PM ed you [​IMG]
     
  3. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im tottally out of the loop what are battery hens?
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: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.
     
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  5. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
    http://littlehenrescue.co.uk/care.aspx
     
  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  8. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    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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