‘Cage Free’ Hen Rescue

Last week the sanctuary welcomed six new hens, four from a cage-free farm and two from battery cages. They are not yet quite brave enough to stray far from the hen house but they are certainly already personality plus!

Penny. Raised on a cage-free farm.

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Esmerelda. Raised in a battery cage.fha10_0056w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the World!fha10_0066a_w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penny. Raised on a cage-free farm.fha10_0044w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So much space! Cage free farms are normally stocked with up to 10,000 hens per barn.fha10_0034w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up of hen from a Cage Free barn. Unlike battery cage hens that simply peck each other a little and then settle down, cage free hens rip each others feathers off in an unending struggle for dominance.fha10_0033w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Curious!”fha10_0016w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that these hens have found sanctuary, they will receive the very best of care thanks to our volunteers and supporters while they act as ambassadors for the millions of egg-laying hens that we can’t save. If you would like to sponsor one of these hens and help us with our mission, please check out our sponsorship¬†information. You can also check out this site on eating without eggs.