These faithful chickens produce lots of eggs and this is the sight I am greeted with most days! Lovely fresh eggs! I love all my chickens dearly, but the two brown ones (Penny and Bellina) have a particularly special place in my heart. They are ex battery hens that were rescued by the British Hen Welfare Trust, a great charity that finds loving homes for ex battery hens who are no longer wanted by farmers and destined for a sorry end.
This is the before and after pictures! They were a sorry state when I got them, but a year and a half later, after lots of tender loving care, they have blossomed into beautiful girls! You wouldn't believe they were the same chickens, would you?!
They are such friendly creatures and are full of character and mischief! This is where I found them this morning! They know I keep the dried worms (their favourite!) in the shed, so they were looking for them, I'm sure!
I have great satisfaction in knowing that I have given these chickens a home where they are happy, healthy and thriving and of course, they give me plenty of eggs in return which are enjoyed my family, neighbours and friends! I am sure you will be seeing more of these girls in the future!