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Please Help Ex Battery Hens

2 Jun

I regularly receive the newsletter from the British Hen Welfare Trust and came across this upsetting article regarding Ex Battery hens in India.

Apparently India is the 3rd largest country for producing eggs but sadly about 70% of these eggs come from caged hens who have less than an A4 size sheet of paper in which to live.  These hens do not have access to dust bathing areas, the freedom to forage and scratch or to feel the sun on their backs.

They do not live the life of a chicken.

If you would like to help these hens find a life they deserve, please visit the page.


“I swear I saw a worm over there Elvie!”


Always first at the gate!!


You can’t beat a communal dust bath!


“This is such a nice holiday place!”


“Lets catch some rays!”


POKAAAAARRR Im sure that cat is watching us!


“Look at me now!!”


“Strike a Pose!”


As you can see, these ex battery hens are full of character and have such a sweet nature!








Phineas – RIP

27 Mar

My dearest Phineas passed away today. She had been poorly for a few weeks and although we tried antibiotics, it became clear nothing was going to work.

I just want to dedicate

this post to my adorable girl who was with us since July 2011. She was such a friendly hen and loved her cuddles. She will be missed very much.

The pain of loosing your pet, no matter what it is, is truly heartbreaking.

Rest In Peace Phineas

“Lets catch some rays!”


Look how I have changed!



Amazing Egg!

12 Mar

Well, what a shocker I had today!!

Despite being such a cold, wintry day, I managed to collect 4 bantam eggs out of 5 girls!

Then…I was totally shocked. Checked Phineas and Ferb’s next box and did I get a surprise…

This is what I found,


Left is the ex bat surprise egg!


Maybe they are just thanking us for the new roof we have had put on their run!!

Hmm,if I remember rightly, this is where I lay my eggs!


Meanwhile, back in the Incubation Room, we are counting down the days. Today is day 5. Eggs are turning every hour and we are maintaining temperature in the outhouse despite it being bitter cold outside!

More to follow on this…

A Taste of Spring!

12 Jan

Well Phineas, Ferb and myself enjoyed some fun last Saturday! What a beautiful Spring like day it seemed. I decided to take my 2 ex battery hens to work with me on the garden, doing a spot of digging and weeding! They were good little helpers and in return they were rewarded with not only grubs from the veg beds but lots and lots of mealworms for supper!

Pokaaaarrrrrr! I’m sure that cat is watching us!




Good Morning Everyone!

15 Nov

Well what a dreary, foggy morning it is out there! However, there is always something to put a smile on your face! Despite the gloomy weather, all hens were in high spirits and just want to say hello!

“Good Morning!”

“Hello, How are you today?”

“OOh tis a bit foggy today!”

“My babies are all grown up!”

“Still can’t find my doodle!”

“Hello Everyone!”


“Hello there!”

“Hi! I’m Maize Moo!”