Sunday 29 June 2008

Our rescued hens arrived today!

Today has been a day we have been looking forward to for a while. We have rescued 3 battery hens which were due to be slaughtered this weekend. They have come from a charity which rescued 500 hens this weekend which would have otherwise died. And the great thing is that they all got new homes. This is a view of their outside run.
This is their hen house which used to be part of the kids play shed. Their nesting box is an old toybox. Apart from the chicken wire we have done the whole thing using recycled materials. We transported them in a cat basket - here you can see how their neck feathers are missing from continually poking their heads through the cages they were kept in.

They seem to like their new home! They seem to be happy already and we are looking forward to getting to know them.

1 comment:

Little Veg Patch said...

Well done you ! We have 6 lovely ex batts, got them in April and all doing really well so far. Its a great thing you have done, I look forward to reading how they are getting along :D