The Battery Hen Adoption Project was started in Brisbane, Queensland in 2009 to give ex-battery chickens a second chance at life, and we are still going strong in 2017! We look for long term loving homes throughout South East Queensland where the rescued hens can live a happy life after being in a battery cage. They adjust to life outside the cage very quickly and are acting like “normal” chickens within a day.
The hens should continue to lay which in turn provides the adoptive family healthier, free range eggs that have been produced without causing suffering to others.
As well, if you eat the eggs yourself, or give them away, it reduces the number of eggs commercially produced. If you feed your hens kitchen scraps you are also reducing land fill.
Chickens make wonderful companion animals and are very social and intelligent creatures. So all round, it is a win win situation.