Ex battery hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by neta, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. neta

    neta New Egg

    Mar 28, 2016
    Hi all, I have four ex battery hens i brought from a local farm 6 months ago. Of those six months id say they have laid for 3, only intermittently and not at all since before Christmas. I am in WA australia, so in autumn, and they are usually sold at 1 year - 18 months over here, is there any way fr me to tell their age/whether they will ever lay again or whether they have retired themselves
    Thank you!
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015

    After a hen is around a year old it is hard to tell her age, I've never had a battery hen so I can't tell you much but I would read this article which maybe helpful to you: So you want to rescue a chicken... Now what?

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