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Yesterday we rescued another 8 battery hens but one of them is off her legs..she cannot stand at all..we have named her legless lizzy! Im syringing sugared water into her mouth atm..poor girl how is this not animal cruelty?!

 

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hve you read "hen and the art of chicken maintaince" he tells the story of a hen who went "off her legs" and how he rehabbed her ....

how did you make the connection to get your hens - I'm looking for hens right now (in Ontario, Canada sadly not anywhere near you) and I'd love to get some 'spent' girls
 

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There are a couple of rescue organisations over here Brody, my neighbour is my area co-ordinator for one of them
 

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That's wonderful - I am quite sure there isn't a hen rescue in my bit of Ontario ...
I have thought about driving up to the local fctory chicken farms and asking if they'd sell me a layer instead of turning her into soup ...

The hen in the book had to be helped up with a sling for a few minues at a time - eventually she was strong enough to stand on her own but nervous to walk so needed to be bribed wth food treats to get going ... it's a pretty hilarious accounting of life with chickens actually
 

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Yes definately keeping her..she is laying on a towel on my living room floor, eating and drinking but herself now and when i lift her she puts weight on 1 leg and not the other. Funny thing she plopped herself to one side, i thought she was trying to get up..lifted her 5 mins later and she had laid an egg! She didnt make a sound!
 
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