I was sitting here today thinking I wish I had more chickens. There's a large factory farm 45 minutes drive from here so I decided to call them. I told them I wanted some hens for butcher (a small white lie) and asked if they sell their hens after they no longer want them for laying. She said, "Yes, we do." I asked how much and she replied, "Their 50 cents each." I was stunned! The next ones ready to be sold will be available on June 21. I know I'll have to quarantine them. I'll also look them over and treat them for lice/mites etc, if needed. They are likely to be thin. Have any of you ever gotten battery hens? Did they do well once they had proper care?