Yesterday we collected another 4 ex battery hens from Free At Last hen rescue. They are extremely thin and very bald but we hope with some TLC they will all blossom into beautiful brown hens, just like our other 6 have.
This morning I found a soft shelled tangled mess in the coop, but hey ho that’s to be expected. What I didn’t expect to find on opening the nestbox was a perfect egg tucked safely in the straw. Brenda then went inside the coop and laid an egg, bit of a ropey looking thing it was but she cannot be blamed for that. These hens are truly wonderful.
They are eating and drinking well and scratching the ground. So far so good. They have been named after members of the family, left to right from the photo above we have: Chrissie, Shazzy, Brenda and Auntie Marge.
Free At Last will be doing another rescue this Saturday 28th February. If you would like to rehome some hens please visit their website for more details http://free-at-last.org.uk/