Rescued Battery Hens !

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chirpy chicks, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. chirpy chicks

    chirpy chicks Out Of The Brooder

    76
    5
    33
    Jun 18, 2014
    A few weeks ago I rescued these 5 ex-battery hens Ruby Zeeza Sacha Mississipi and Felicity and I thought you might like to see some photos of them........ [​IMG]!

    [​IMG]

    Here are them now .....

    [​IMG]

    Mississipi

    [​IMG]

    Sassy

    [​IMG]

    Mississipi and Ruby

    [​IMG]
    Zeeza and Sacha

    [​IMG]
    Before and After (three weeks of freedom)

    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,576
    166
    158
    Jun 4, 2014
    Victoria, Australia.
    WOW - What an incredible difference.

    You are obviously doing an outstanding job bringing them back to health.

    I extend my very best wishes to you and your girls, along with my appreciation for giving them a second chance at life.

    - Krista
     
  3. EllieS

    EllieS Out Of The Brooder

    11
    0
    22
    Jan 29, 2015
    wow what a difference! good for you taking them on. how long have you had them for now?
     
  4. chirpy chicks

    chirpy chicks Out Of The Brooder

    76
    5
    33
    Jun 18, 2014
    I know ! From the beginning of December ... that makes it only 2 months and a bit ...
     
  5. chirpy chicks

    chirpy chicks Out Of The Brooder

    76
    5
    33
    Jun 18, 2014
    Thanks :) !
     
  6. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

    764
    91
    118
    Sep 19, 2014
    Central West Virginia
    WOW! What an amazing transformation! This is why I got my own chickens, to avoid promoting the commercial egg industry.
    I considered buying organic/free range eggs, but when I looked up the definitions, the official definition of free range was certainly not my definition of free range! It's a lot better than battery cages, but I know for a fact that each of my chickens have a good, humane life!
    You've done such a great job with these chickens! Oh, and the chicken sweaters was an adorable way to keep them warm while their feathers grew back, love it
     
  7. chirpy chicks

    chirpy chicks Out Of The Brooder

    76
    5
    33
    Jun 18, 2014
    Thanks !
     
  8. chickengr

    chickengr Overrun With Chickens

    2,956
    590
    251
    Dec 29, 2014
    greece
    god bless you!
    yesterday I bought 2 pullets which are meant to be battery-chicken. they are about 3 months old. I have just found out that their beaks have been clipped! I hate people who do that. here is a photo of one of them:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015
  9. chirpy chicks

    chirpy chicks Out Of The Brooder

    76
    5
    33
    Jun 18, 2014
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. Chickenrpoetry

    Chickenrpoetry Out Of The Brooder

    14
    2
    24
    Mar 14, 2013
    Connecticut
    Wow! What beautiful birds!

    I'm planning on getting one or two battery hens- as soon as it's spring.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by