Sunday, September 15, 2013

Some of my Rescue Hens

About a month ago I rescued 17 Hens from a farm that had over 180 chickens in a enclosed barn with no exposure to sun or the outside.  They were in pretty bad shape with mites and 12 have bad cases of Bumble Foot. 
Since they were also very over crowded, they picked on each other and picked each other bald. All the sores and Bumble Foot have healed up nicely, but several are still working on growing new feathers.
Here's one of them that was totally bald on the head, neck and back.  She is a real trooper and has started to get new feathers on her.  She had a really bad sore on her back that has healed up quickly with some daily care.

Here's some more of my new girls

This one only had two tail feathers left and a bald head and neck.  Now she has some new feathers growing in and her neck isn't bald anymore, but she sure does need some more feathers on her head.  Don't tell her, but I think right now she looks like a Turkey Vulture .

Look at this beautiful face.

I don't know if this one had it's beak clipped or it got broken.  She has been able to grow her feathers back really fast and she is such a sweetie.  She comes right up to me for treats.

The first day I got them, 8 laid an egg!  In the condition that they were in I wasn't even sure they would survive and now these gals are doing so great and are laying about 14 eggs a day, not bad out of 17 !  You can see a couple with Purple feathers,  lol,  they are still being treated for the open wounds they had.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Great job on the rescue! It is nice to see them healing and getting strong.