My Rescued battery hens - day one.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Jessie_Jazz, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Jessie_Jazz

    Jessie_Jazz In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2010
    Suffolk UK
    I picked up 4 ex battery hens this morning. They were rescued from the battery farm about 2 weeks ago and are spending their first day on their new home.
    Though you guys might like to see some pics. Will post more as they progress to full health.

    Also wondering if anyone can tell me what breed they are?


    Three and a half chickens in one nest box; old habits.....


  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Could be Isa Browns.

    GOD BLESS YOU for taking good care of these hens!
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    I second that. You are a dear for taking those rumpled ladies! May they bring you many years of pleasure . . . and eggs. [​IMG]
  4. I think ISA's also.

    Yes! I agree! God bless you! They needed a home! If I had more room I would take some in but I am at the limit as is. Thank you for doing that [​IMG]
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Congratulations for helping hens in need! Poor things. As we say in the horse world: They been rode hard and put up wet. Can't wait to see how they progress in less crowded conditions.
  6. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Thank You For Doing that! Your an Angel [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    Aww! [​IMG] I think you should make this thread a diary on how they improve [​IMG] They are so lucky!
  8. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    They are red sex-links. Red sex-links are as ubiquitous in commercial brown egg production as the White Leghorn is in white egg production. ISA Brown is a specific strain of red sex-link. There are numerous lines from several different companies available to the commercial egg industry; Hi-Sex Browns, Bovan Browns, and Tetra Browns are a few lines that I am familiar with. It's hard to say what lines they are from without knowing what hatchery they came from or what lines are the most popular for production in your area.
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] I can't wait to see their progress...poor raggedy looking things...
  10. andythescot

    andythescot Songster

    Nov 29, 2009
    Central Mass
    Where did you rescue them from? I want to adopt two next spring [​IMG]r

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