Where can I rescue ex- battery hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sunny Chicks, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Sunny Chicks

    Sunny Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive looked a little bit online for places that "sell" ex battery hens, but they all seem to be in Europe. Does anybody know of any places in the US that have farms like this that rescue the hens?
     
  2. Honey B

    Honey B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great question. I am interested in the responses you get. Good luck finding a hen.
     
  3. 19disbre

    19disbre Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would Google animal rescue in your area.
     
  5. veganhenmama

    veganhenmama New Egg

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    There are sanctuaries all over the country (I work for one in WA) that have ex battery hens, and many are available for adoption. Where are you located?
     
  6. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    be very careful, especially if you are adding them to a flock. It seems a noble idea, but can have a lot of problems with them.

    mk
     
  7. chickkrzi

    chickkrzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seeing that you work for one. What do you call the place that takes in the battery hen? Retirement home for battery hen? Would like to know so I can goggle them for texas.
    Thanks
     
  8. veganhenmama

    veganhenmama New Egg

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    Search for "Animal Sanctuary Texas". There's a sanctuary that just opened up in Texas called Rowdy Girl.
    Any reputable sanctuary will do a complete physical (including a fecal) to make sure they are healthy. I wouldn't hesitate to bring ex battery hens into an existing flock.
     

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