Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 19th November, 2022)
Even th’hens in their own backyard are looking appreHensive under the prying eye of camera…
I thought ALL hens had to be kept inside due to the Avian Flu to stop any contact with wild birds? Or was this photo taken before the restrictions?
soon be xmas for them who dont like turkey
Peter, Lucky Hens near Higher Ince and other battery hen rescue charities have had to stop their rescue missions again because of the Bird Flu, maybe these three hens came from the Amberswood rescue, they soon get over their moult, regrow their feathers and begin laying again and can carry on for some time, even though being classed as spent hens by farmers. Keep a couple or more in a Fox proof enclosure in your garden or yard if you can, it'll save them ending up as being finger licking good with chips. Information here: https://www.bhwt.org.uk/
Cyril, I know of someone who's been rescuing battery hens for many years. She nurses them back to health and then introduces them to the other chickens on the farm. This is a very time-consuming procedure, as the battery hens can only be introduced for very short periods of time, in case they're attacked. When they're accepted by the other hens then they're safe to be left. A very dedicated lady. Apparently most of her rescued hens make a full recovery.