Monday, September 14, 2009

Ex Battery Hen - 7 weeks on

Apologies for posting this photo again of 'scabby hen' as she's known by the children. When we first got hens we sweetly named them individually but after a fairly short while to be quite honest it was difficult to distinguish one from the other so the practice was soon dropped. Anyway here is scabby hen 7 weeks ago, very pale, fairly bald and with a very red sore chest and undercarriage. ...and here she is now....with lots of new feathers and a good appetite for the worms, grubs and greenery in the recently cleared potato bed. Nice happy hen story but its still sad to think that 85% of all eggs used in cafes, restaurants and pubs etc still come from battery hens.
Glad they and we are enjoying some sunshine for a few days. We got 8 eggs today, hurray!

3 comments:

LittleBrownDog said...

Wow - eight eggs?

Lovely story with a happy ending, but it does make me sad for all those other little scabby hens who don't manage to make it out. She does look quite a character.

Ladybird World Mother said...

AHHH! We have hens too, and are trying to get ex battery...love your pics!

Debs said...

take a look at the www.bhwt.org web site if you haven't already