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#1 Old 04-07-2007, 11:01 PM
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What do folks think of this idea?. They are rescued hens and folks can adopt them, either through distant sponsorship or proper adoption. Fertile eggs can be sent to schools for kids to watch them hatch, then the chicks go back to the farm.
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#2 Old 04-08-2007, 04:12 PM
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I don't know of any legitimate animal rescue organizations that engage in breeding or buy animals from dealers or individuals. Reads like any other subsidy arrangement with a commercial animal venture to me.

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Since this is a commercial venture, what happens to the hens when they no longer produce many eggs?

Is it really right to ship the chicks into the inexperienced hands of classrooms of children? Isn't this needlessly endangering the chicks via rough handling, incubator malfunction, improper feeding etc.?

I looked at the website and while I saw many condemnations of factory egg farms, I saw no discussion of what eventually happens to the hens as they advance in age.

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#4 Old 04-08-2007, 09:52 PM
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Yes, thats what I thought. Will send email and ask them. To me its animal exploitation.
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#5 Old 04-14-2007, 03:15 PM
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The Battery Hen Welfare Trust is a UK based charity that rescue & rehome battery hens, they have hens you can adopt
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#6 Old 04-14-2007, 03:20 PM
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It doesn't seem like a very good idea to me. Peace stated a lot of good questions you should include in your email to them, Poppyseed! Please post their reply, I'm interested in what they have to say.
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#7 Old 04-15-2007, 04:26 AM
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it is possible to live solely on eggs and apples, with apples providing the required vitamin C!

this site is weeeeird
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#8 Old 04-20-2007, 06:13 AM
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I had an email back from them, they are legit, and do not kill any hens once they dont lay. They seem ok, and I think their heart is in the right place.
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I couldn't find the bit where it said they sent them to school for children to hatch. Sounds interesting though--not to support as a charity, but as a cruelty free source of a product that I use.

I contacted them to find out what happens to the male chickens, and how much space they have per hen. The lack of mention of roosters to adopt bothers me, but I will wait for their reply before deciding. Will post the response when it arrives, in case anyone is interested.
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#10 Old 04-22-2007, 11:48 AM
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I have adopted 2 hens from this site, it states in the literature that when you adopt a hen, it lives out its days on a farm, it is not destroyed. I believe that the money you pay to adopt the hen pays for the charity buying it from a farmer.

To me, there is nothing on this site to suggest exploitation in any way. If the hens werent adopted they would be gassed to death once their laying cycle was over.
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