What are we trying to achieve?
This website is for anyone who is interested in adopting, or already has adopted, ex-battery hens. Here you will find information on how to prepare for adopting your hens, information about housing, feeding and the special needs they require when they are first released from the hell of the cages they have lived in.
How are the hens treated?
We are a group of people who rescue and adopt chickens that have spent a whole year standing crammed in a cage with a wire floor with no way to carry out any behaviour that a chicken would normally do e.g. stretch/flap its wings, sit, lie, scratch either the earth or themselves if they're unlucky enough to have any lice or mites living on them.
See what a difference you could make
This book is dedicated to all caged hens that lived their short
lives in barbaric cages and suffered mental and physical injury in
order to provide the public with cheap eggs.
The book is not for profit. All monies received from sales goes to the 'Starting From Scratch' fund to whom I can make a small donation to buy crates or pay for fuel for transport on rescue days, or other things that the hens may need.
Go to our Yahoo Forum to learn more!
We are a happy, homely, helpful group who call ourselves The Battery Rechargers, so if you have any problems all you have to do is ask. The forum is there for anyone to ask a question, particularly new chicken keepers, and to update one another on how your ex-batts are progressing. You and your chickens can log in and ask any questions that you would like. No question is too silly, there is no such thing. The silliest question is the one you never ask. Also get your chickens to log in and get them to tell us what they’ve been up to during the day. It helps to have a sense of humour, something you will need when you take on ex-batts with their antics and the mischief they get up to. We don’t promise it will be roses all the way, but the joy these hens bring to you and your family outweigh any problems that you might incur.
For any more information dont hesitate to get in touch.
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