My new retired Factory Hens!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by BlueFoxSpringer, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. BlueFoxSpringer

    BlueFoxSpringer Out Of The Brooder

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    I got two hens today, they came from a commercial factory. Th[​IMG]ey look to be in rough shape, but I guess they will feather out with time. They were housed in pretty close quarters. They seem healthy, but a little scared. Although, I think they like their extra space! I'll probably wait a few weeks before I let them on the grass. So, here is a photo of them! They are named Peggy and Margaret!
     
  2. BlueFoxSpringer

    BlueFoxSpringer Out Of The Brooder

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    By the way, they are about a year and a half in age. They also called them Bovanes, I believe.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Bless you for getting those sweet girls, they deserve a good life! [​IMG] Once they settle down, they are going to be the happiest hens in the world! [​IMG]
     
  4. BlueFoxSpringer

    BlueFoxSpringer Out Of The Brooder

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    I actually went back and got two more hens! As soon as I put them with the first two, they perked up and started scratching and pecking around. I guess they needed more hens to feel like a flock! None layed an egg today, but they seem to be healthy and active.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    It's great that you rescued some hens. Thanks for sharing. :)
     
  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awe, you are good person for giving them a better life then they had thus far. They are going to reward you with lots of tasty eggs.

    Give them a little treat every day and they will grow to love you.
     
  7. BlueFoxSpringer

    BlueFoxSpringer Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Someone layed an egg this morning! The shell was paper thin on it. I'll put some oyster she'll out for them. Bless their little chicken souls!
     
  8. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby and I wanted to rescue some hens, but we don't know where any egg hatcheries are. How do you find them?
     
  9. BlueFoxSpringer

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    We found ours because thw chicken farm had signs on the road that they had chickens for sale. I didn't know they were even there until I followed the signs!
     

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