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WELCOME to NSW Hen Rescue. We rescue abused hens from factory farms in Australia shining a light on the hidden suffering and educating people on the lives of these remarkable animals. 

Join us and help us create a better world for hens, roosters and other animals. Find out more

Every day over a million hens are slaughtered in Australia for food. They will have only known a life of misery, pain and confinement.*

It does not need to be this way.  Help us give hens a better life.  

Your support means we can continue our invaluable work of liberating more hens suffering in battery farms and educating people on why these birds should not be abused.

Become a HEN HERO from just $1 a month or make an urgent single donation today!

Our work
We rescue hens & raise awareness of their suffering

Our rescue team saved these battery hens from a life of misery.

The 'rippers' (workers who select the hens) rip them from the cages often breaking the hen's bones in the process. We found some hens who had been dropped and had fallen beneath the cages. They were there for days without food or water.

One hen was so dehydrated on return to her new home at the rescue centre that she stood in the water bowl and drank and drank and drank.  

We named her Nahla, which means 'drink of water'.

Did you know?
  • Hens are female and roosters are male.  In the egg industry male chicks are treated as waste products as they are unable to lay eggs. They are killed not long after being hatched generally by maceration or gassing. Current estimates state over 12 million a year are hatched just to be killed. 

  • Hens are sociable!  Hens have friends and family groups! They are very social animals who share experiences and have affection for one another.

  • Hens Recognise 100 Faces. Most people aren’t aware that chickens have amazing memories and strong facial recognition skills. They can recognise and distinguish approx 100 faces including both human and animal.

  • It is said that there are more chickens on earth than there are people. Current estimates are around 25 billion. These large numbers are bred to maintain current consumer demand for their flesh and secretions.  

  • Matilda was the oldest living companion chicken ever recorded and lived to 16 years old! Unlike most hens, Matilda never produced eggs. Her veterinarians believed Matilda's lack of egg production contributed significantly to her extraordinarily long lifespan.

  • Isa browns are the most common commercial layer hen. They have been selectively bred to lay eggs at over 10 times their natural rate laying on average 350 eggs per year.