Got my girlies!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by English Chick, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Remember a few weeks ago when I told you all that I was collecting some rescued battery hens? Well finally got them, picked up 50 of the mottliest crew I had ever seen - BUT I love them!!!!! But what a sorry state they are in, hardly any feathers, pecked everywhere, colourless floppy combs, chickens without feathers on their necks look rather weird! That was two weeks ago and what a difference a couple of weeks makes. They are looking sooooo very much better, and are finally confident to move about more outside, they would huddle by the door just looking out! bless.....anyway I was so moved by their condition I have written a poem, tell me what you think.........

    "The Fluffy Butts"

    We started out so fluffy, but soon became so scruffy.

    Trapped in cages, no room to move, no daylight, no air, just food, food, food!

    Beneath our feet no warm soft straw, just wire that hurts and our feet are raw.

    Another peck, and again one more, my back and neck are feeling so sore.

    "Lay more eggs" thats all we hear, "come on girls your costing me dear"

    We feel so crowded, our heads in a spin, the noise is deafening, and why can't the lights be dim.

    But whats that noise, who is here, could it be that death is near?

    No, it friends we hear them say, we have come to save the day!!

    Released from our cages, our rescuers gentle, "come on girlies, now don't go mental"

    Don't be afraid the end is in sight, for you are going to see daylight.

    Your new homes are ready, easy now, just go steady,

    Freedom at last, freedom to roam, freedom is an upright comb.

    So we are taken to a place, by a Lady who said she loves our face.

    We feel a breeze so soft and warm, and what is this....Lady says it's corn,

    Time to rest our new mum said, for she is feeling truly blessed.

    Just settle down all is fine, believe at last that your all mine.

    So come my little Scruffy Butts, you'll soon become the Fluffy Butts.

    (c) 2008

    I am sending the poem to the Hen Welfare Trust, but I want to know what you all think first. Here's some pics....





  2. shareneh

    shareneh In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2008
    North Dakota
    This poem is wonderful. I visited an egg farm recently and those chickens are truly pitiful. I asked what kind of chickens they were and the man said "I don't know, they are a number, not a breed." I felt so bad for them, there must have been 3000 there. I just started raising chickens this year and I will avoid buying eggs from the store as much as possible now. You are a great person to care for these chickens.
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    The poem is great
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Very cute poem and very nice of you to have taken in all these birds. They look to be Golden Comets. If not what is the breed?
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    good poem!

  6. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    You go, English chick!
  7. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

    Jun 18, 2007
    Great poem [​IMG] Good for you for taking in all of those poor hens [​IMG]
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Very lovely poem! That's absolutely wonderful that you rescued so many of those girls. I know they will be forever grateful to you. [​IMG]
  9. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    Way to go! I am looking forward to seeing them as fluffy butts!
  10. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Thank you for rescuing those poor girls. Can you even imagine what they must be thinking in their new home? I bet they were scared to death at first because of the huge open spaces and.... grass!! They've never known anything but those tiny cramped pitiful cages.

    They are in heaven now and I hope they give you lots of 'loved' eggs.

    I like your poem too - nice job.

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