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Our ex-battery hens "before"


By emmaj


These are a few pictires to show you what our gorgeous girls looked like when we first picked them up from their rescue from the battery farm. They dont look pretty (well, to us they do) but it goes to show how so so so important it is to eat free range eggs only!! They had hardly any feathers, had never seen daylight, never seen the sky, grass, or even knew how to behave like a chicken should. I will post some after pics on here to show you what they look like today with a bit of time, love and free ranging :)

They are such an asset to our garden, we have excellent compost and delicious eggs! The ducks we got havent helped, as between them they have cleared our grass (ooops!) but that is because we wanted them to have some freedom they’d never had before. I am so glad we have our chooks in our garden and will find a happy balance between freedom and a garden for all of us over the summer months

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I like your Avatar Emma, though it looks like you've had a bad hair day. It's good to know that there are people like you about to take care of the poor little chooks. Sadly we can't have them but we always have used real free range eggs. Look forward to seeing more pics of chics.

8 Apr, 2010


Oh bless it makes you just want to give them a cuddle - you are good - I'm glad they've been taken care of and found a good home!

8 Apr, 2010


oh my god emma, thats so sad, im glad i saw your latest bog and how they look now, i could cry ;o(

8 Apr, 2010


Lovely chickens, I love a happy ending. Maybe one day there will be no more factory farming:-)

8 Apr, 2010


Hoping soon to have our own hens...and they will be ex battery like yours..

8 Apr, 2010


Bonkersbon, they are amazing! They are the most special little things! They have real characetr and are really funny! They love you being in the garden, especially if you're digging etc. They get all under your feet as they rush to find worms!! The disgusting thing is, you start to look for bugs too, the bigger the better for the chooks to enjoy! They're great company in the garden, if do do get some ex-batts keep me posted!! Good luck :)

8 Apr, 2010


Will do Emmaj.Only lived here two years and first thing we did was build a pond for wildlife ! Have a very overgrown area of scrub which would make a great area for chickens to forage ! Will keep you informed !

8 Apr, 2010


just seen this , i 2 had resce hens 5 of em , i cud never b without again, they are funny. pics in my gallary.

20 Aug, 2010

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