adopt an ex battery hen

adopt an ex battery hen


The Hens

Most eggs in Canada are produced under intensive factory farm conditions where hens are confined in small, over-crowded cages for their entire life. The hens are unable to perform any of their natural behaviours such as roosting, making nests, or even walking. The cages are so cramped they cannot even spread their wings. Many birds suffer broken bones, aggression from other birds, hunger, feather loss, and foot ailments. After one year, when the birds have reached their peak production average of 6 eggs per week, they are sent to slaughter.




Adopt laying hens and save lives


Adopting hens saves lives and provides a new lease on life for the hens – but adoption comes with responsibilities, of course! Unfortunately CCFA does not presently have any contacts where the public can get spent hens.