Tell me about battery hens?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Desirai, Jan 12, 2012.

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  1. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know where this thread belongs, so please move it where you think it's supposed to be :)

    I don't have chickens yet. I'm going to be raising some.

    I watched some videos on battery hens that made me cry. I want to adopt some battery hens.

    But I'm trying to research and can find NOTHING in the USA. Only in the UK and Australia and NZ.

    How can I adopt battery hens in the USA?

    Also, why are their combs so abnormally large?
     
  2. Highlander

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  3. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohmahgosh your first post was so sad :(!!!!!

    Do you still have those chickens?
     
  4. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's something I would like to know, too, is where you can rescue them in the US. I've read about the conditions those birds are kept in and it makes me wish I could get my hands on one or two to at least give them some breathing room. Sorry I don't have a helpful answer for you, but I'll be watching this thread to see if anyone else knows.
     
  5. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Branumdragon

    Branumdragon Out Of The Brooder

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    Their combs are so abnormally large because they have been kept in very hot, stuffy cages and the combs have expanded to let out heat. I HATE THE PEOPLE WHO TREAT HENS LIKE THAT! [​IMG]
     

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