102 Ex-battery hens saved from slaughter

Freedom Hill Sanctuary - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

On February 11th just over 100 ex-battery hens were saved from slaughter and are now safe at Freedom Hill Sanctuary. These ladies are 18 months old and are considered 'spent' by the egg industry. 

Right now in Australia, 11 million battery hens are confined to small cages in which they are unable to perform their most natural behaviours.... They can't dust bath, forage or make a nest. They are also kept in artificial light to maximise their laying activity. 

Every single one of them is an individual and they have their own unique personalities. If you would like provide a loving forever home to a few lucky hens please fill out our application form