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Ellie the Hen Is Rescued in Brooklyn
Offbeat  (tags: animals, chickens, rescued, protection )

- 177 days ago -
What an ordeal she must have been through. The closest live poultry mart that I know of is more than a mile away from where I found her.
What Wings Are For - The Story of Ruby and Ivy
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 235 days ago -
Ruby was a buff Orpington hen whom we'd had since she was a chick. She lived among our main flock with her hen friends and a rooster. When Ruby was three years old, she molted her feathers early, during the summer, and she seemed a little slower
Coming Home
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 421 days ago -
On Sunday, a new hen arrived and my world changed again. I am swimming languidly, luxuriously, in the warm sea of new love. I can't get her off of my mind, and I don't want to. I revel in her intelligent, sensitive gaze... her vibrance... her spunk.
Update - Hope for Hens: Help Pasado's Rescue Factory Farm Chickens
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens, rescue )

- 621 days ago -
The rescued hens are coming from a small battery cage egg farm in California. The farm, which has agreed to work with animal rescue organizations, is transitioning from cages to fulfill the legal requirements of California's Proposition 2.
Sugar Plum
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens, rescued )

- 832 days ago -
Sugar Plum is a white hen who was rescued in Greenville, SC. She was one of thousands of broiler hens being transported by truck from a factory farm. Sugar Plum fell from or flew off the truck and landed in the middle of a six-lane highway.
World's Most Abused Animal: Why the Egg Bill Isn't a Win for Hens
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cruelty, chickens, suffering, protection, environment )

- 930 days ago -
If the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 passes, the egg industry will have 18 years to comply with new federal regulations - under the watchful eye of the notoriously industry-friendly USDA - that require hens that now live their entire
Remembering My Beloved Hen 2blindy on International Respect for Chickens Day 2012
Offbeat  (tags: animals, chickens, protection, environment )

- 961 days ago -
Happy International Respect for Chickens Day!
Massive Chicken Rescue - Urgent Help Needed NOW...
Offbeat  (tags: animals, chickens, rescue, protection )

- 1008 days ago -
Pasado's Safe Haven is gearing up to rescue as many hens as we can find sanctuary for from a local egg farm containing 40,000 hens. The farm is contaminated and a major rat infestation - an estimated 10,000 - 20,000 rats.)
Over Half of Eggs From Cage-Free Hens for First Time!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 1048 days ago -
Latest figures released by Defra show that over half of Class A eggs were laid by hens which were not cooped-up in cruel cages.
Saving Chicklit
Offbeat  (tags: chickens, live poultry market, chickens rescued, safe, bonding )

- 1088 days ago -
I wanted to share a piece of good news with you. Yesterday, my husband and I were in the Bronx and walked by a live poultry market. I looked closer and saw something round and white running and trying to go under the wire gate.
A Little Bit of Chicken Love
Offbeat  (tags: feelings, emotions, bonding, friendships, chickens, caring, friends )

- 1155 days ago -
I have been asked if chickens feel. Emotions. Thoughts. Sometimes I am told whether they do or not (and when I "am" being told, it's to let me know they don't). I am unsure of the nuances and depth of chicken thought and feelings.
Mr. Frizzle
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 1299 days ago -
No one knows how he got there, but one day in 2007, Mr. Frizzle climbed the front steps of Kathy Mullin's home in Maryland. He was exhausted and emaciated, and his curly white feathers were all crusty and dirty.
The Bravery of An Ex-Battery Hen
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 1309 days ago -
An ex battery hen has won a Braveheart Award from a veterinary clinic in the UK! Angel was struggling to lay an extra large egg when her human companion (and rescuer) Lorraine Fox noticed she had a prolapsed vent
The Chicken Who Made Me Give Up Chicken
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 1345 days ago -
When I was in my early 20s, I fell in love with a meat-eater named David. He was willing to give up eating red meat, but he wanted me to compromise by eating chicken. Back in those days (30 years ago), the value of a vegetarian diet was not yet
The Golden Girls: Thankful for Having a Friend
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, chickens )

- 1469 days ago -
Several people were horrified to witness one of their neighbors' actions toward three of his hens. With a snowfall approaching, the neighbor kicked his hens out of their shelter. He stated that the hens were no longer laying eggs and that they were

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