I made a fund for my birthday in Dec 2012 to raise money for this cause, the fund expired but I have since received more interest to help!! :) Sooo I created this new fund to allow beautiful peeps to help me to help these chickens.
Their entire lives have been one of exploitation and apathy. Hatched in incubators without a mother anywhere near them for comfort, these chicks are then handled without the slightest bit of care or understanding - just objects. They are debeaked on old, wornout equiptment which burns the tip of their beaks off and then they are housed in darkness, with no fresh air their entire lives.
Couped in cages with no room even to lift their wings, they are treated like machines and when their body reduces the production of eggs at the young age of two, they are deemed useless and finally see the sun for the first time in their lives while they are in the truck on the way to the slaughterhouse.
This is where I want to interject for 8 of these beautiful, exploited beings.
My parents have been amazing enough to offer my space in their backyard to house 8 of these hens, guvung them a second chance at life and furthermore a chance to live more naturally, bathing in the dust, seeing the sun, breathing fresh air and flaping their wings all for the first time!
Building their home won't be cheap and any help would be SO appreciated as well as advice on caring for chickens :)