Rescue chickens

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by dpetzen, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. dpetzen

    dpetzen Chirping

    49
    195
    69
    Jul 26, 2018
    New Zealand
    I thought I'd present my lovely Georgina - before and after:
    georgina-before-and-after-small.png
    The picture to the left is from June and the right from November.

    She came to me from the factory when she was 17 months old and was quite a different chicken from what she is now.

    She has fully recovered and is now trying to catch up with the 1.5 years in the factory that was taken from her.

    Her favourite hobbies are dust baths and chasing worms. She is a constant flurry of motion and have to run everywhere she's going.

    I hope she gets at least a couple of years together with me and the other chooks. She is a joy to be around and is clearly loving being a chook :)
     
  2. Sneebsey

    Sneebsey Songster

    742
    1,305
    236
    Apr 7, 2017
    Shropshire, UK
    What a transformation! Glad she has a nice home with you after her ordeal.
     
  3. Melky

    Melky Crowing

    1,513
    4,567
    432
    Jul 23, 2018
    Edgewood, KY
    My Coop
    Does she lay for you?
     
  4. Shadrach

    Shadrach Crowing

    1,844
    5,751
    432
    Jul 31, 2018
    Catalonia, Spain
    My Coop
    What a transformation!
    Has she flown yet?
    The rescue hens I’ve had here it seems have never had the opportunity to fly and when they finally make that unplanned leap and instinct opens the wings they look totally flabbergasted when they land, albeit a bit untidily.
    It’s a complete tear jerk moment.
    You’ve done a fantastic job.:clap:clap:celebrate
     
  5. Hard to beleive those pictures are the same chicken. I still don't get how people can commit such a vile act :(.
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Crowing

    2,430
    1,254
    427
    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    She’s beautiful! Thanks for giving her such a great home!!!!!
     
  7. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

    2,813
    4,719
    437
    May 16, 2014
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Good job you! She looks great.
     
  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Free Ranging

    1,593
    8,798
    642
    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    How beautiful! I'm not referring to her appearance although she is also physically beautiful. :love
     
  9. N F C

    N F C no time like snow time

    51,848
    87,155
    1,647
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    What a striking change! :thumbsup
     
  10. dpetzen

    dpetzen Chirping

    49
    195
    69
    Jul 26, 2018
    New Zealand
    Yes, she and the other three in the latest batch are laying huge, smooth beautiful eggs. It's difficult to tell the frequency, but on average one egg a day.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: