Has anyone ever recued a Battery hen?!?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Codyandme1, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Out Of The Brooder

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    i am new to the whole keeping chickens and was wondering if any one has succesfully rescued a battery hen
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Folks do it all the time. Someone just joined that resecued a few of them. [​IMG]
     
  3. boisefarmgirl

    boisefarmgirl New Egg

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    I am new as well, what might a battery hen be?
     
  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Quote:They are hens from industrial-scale egg farms where the hens are kept in large groups (batteries) of cages.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    "Battery hens" is the term used mostly in the UK. Here in the U.S.A., we would probably call them "factory chickens." These are hens in the chicken factories producing eggs for the consumer. In cages. Stuffed several to each cage, and never leaving those cages until they die or are taken out to be culled, because their production has fallen. Most battery or factory hens are only two years old, maybe three. But they have never touched ground, never run free, never had a treat in their lives, and all they do is lay eggs. That's their purpose in life.
     
  6. boisefarmgirl

    boisefarmgirl New Egg

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    Oh, unfortunate beginnings. Hopefully some love and free range can help. Thank you for clairfying for me. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChIcKeN_DiNnErS

    ChIcKeN_DiNnErS Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there! New here too, actually new to the whole chicken thing.[​IMG] I've never heard of a battery hen, until mac in abilene and gryeyes explained it in your reply postings, thanks guys! So, are you rescuing one ore are you just thinking about it? Are you keeping chickens for pets, eggs, food?
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, and how rude of me not to welcome you (both) to BYC!!!

    This is the place to learn how to do things right, how to fix the things you didn't do right, and to "meet" other like-minded chicken-keeping folks.
     
  9. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!! [​IMG]
     

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