Little Hen Rescue

by Jeff Anderson
(Tasburgh, Norfolk, UK)

Two years ago I decided to re-home 4 rescued battery hens. That was the start of an epic adventure into the hen-keeping world.

Since then I have fostered abandoned chicks and used my conservatory as a hospital for injured/sick hens.

One of the best things I have done is hatched some baby chicks from eggs. It is amazing. A truly emotive experience as you act the parent to these little creatures.
I now have 11 hens and a totally ruined back garden - but it is worth it.
To see them all sunbathe, dust bath, chase insects (and each other) is so much fun.
To know I have given them some joy makes me feel proud.

Jeff Anderson
Norfolk

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Competition Winner
by: Linda

Congratulations Jeff!
Your Little Hen Rescue story is one of the two lucky competition winning entries for November.
Your River Cottage Year book will be posted to you very shortly.
Kind Regards
Linda

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You're a credit to us all!
by: Bev

You are a credit to us all. Well done Jeff!
Keep up the good work.

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Lovely story!
by: Anonymous

Nice to read your story....makes me want to get some more ex battery hens again.

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