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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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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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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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