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Life's second chance

Claire Bickle of Brisbane tackles the big topic of adopting ex-battery hens.


Rescued rooster Storm, is now the pet rooster of Claire’s son Beau.

Now I’m a big advocate of purebred breeds of heritage chickens but once a chook lover always a chook lover and any type of chook keeping is a

rewarding venture.  There is a growing movement across the country to stop battery hens’ lives ending at the cage door after 12 months.

Rescue groups collect the hens and organise their adoption to people who want to give these hens a second chance at life.  Have you considered adopting or buying ex-battery hens?  Here are some factors you need to consider when thinking of giving these girls a second chance at life.

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