How to Adopt
Thank you for your interest in The Battery Hen Adoption Project.
The object of this project is to ensure long term loving homes where rescued hens can live a happy life after being in a battery cage. We are based in Brisbane, Queensland.
We buy the hens from the battery farm a few days before they would have been slaughtered. We only buy as many hens as we have homes for. All hens have a quick health check before leaving. We only adopt out hens that we feel are healthy. Any unwell or lame hens are seen by a vet.
In order to adopt you need to be able to provide your hens with a secure coop to sleep in at night, preferably with a concrete or paver floor to keep them safe and stop predators such as dogs and foxes digging in. Even in suburban areas there are foxes.
When collecting your hens they must be put into the cabin of the vehicle. We do not allow hens to leave in the back of a ute, a trailer or boot of the car. The best way to transport your hens is in large cardboard boxes, cat carry cages or dog crates with a solid base.
If you are interested in adopting ex-battery hens please email us at email@example.com