Ex Battery Hens
We've been doing this ourselves from the first week we came to the farm, and with our customers are now proud to say we have saved the lives of well over 20,000. We tend to work with the same group of farmers where possible, and several of our smaller farmer suppliers are really thrilled that all their hens come to us and go to semi retirement in fantastic conditions.
Of course, 'battery cages' are now illegal in this country, and have been replaced by 'enriched cages', enriched is a much nicer word than battery, and hard to link a negative image to. The reality of this is that many of the girls available now have been though the battery system, then had their cages taken out and been put on the floor of the building, this then classed as the 'barn' system.
Occasionally it's all too much for the hens, and this will usually show in the first weeks. We've developed a system to help get them over the worst whilst here, they still need a little extra TLC while they settle in to your environment, but the rewards are great.
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