What this means for battery hens – meet Rachel

Compassion in World Farming (SA) –  By 2012, battery cages for egg laying hens will be banned throughout Europe, and in the US, hens in California and states that supply to California will get more room to spread their wings by 2015 (see article). When will SA follow suit?

Rachel day 1 - This is generally what an ex battery hen looks like when we receive them. Abused, a little featherless, damaged feathers, skin tears, often sick, sore feet, long nails, whitish comb, and grey around the eyes, droopy comb - the list continues
Rachel two months on, recovering
Rachel recovered

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