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September 28, 2019

We found Matilda neglected and scared, hiding under a shed on a property where many chickens had already been killed. The poor little hen would have heard everything that happened when her friends were fed to the owner's dogs and all she could do was hide. 

As I re...

September 7, 2019

There has been a lot of work going on in the background of NSW Hen Rescue throughout this month as we work to build on our aim to LIBERATE, EDUCATE and INSPIRE. 

LIBERATIONS! 

Our most recent rescue saw 26 hens liberated from a life in the battery cage. All 26 hens had s...

August 13, 2018

 At this time of year we are inundated with messages from people desperate for help rehoming chickens from hatching projects. The male Easter chicks have just started to crow and since roosters are not allowed in suburbia that causes huge problems for the adopters, for...

February 10, 2018

At NSW Hen Rescue we #LoveHensNotEggs. The girls we have rescued have been exploited for their reproductive systems and the very least we can do is give them some of their lost nutrients back.

Ex-battery hens have had their broodiness bred out of them, so in most cases...

February 20, 2017

So what do I get up to when I am not rescuing hens? I write exciting stories about rescuing hens of course!

If you love animals and care about making the world a better place then you will love my book Amanda the Teen Activist - Feathers & Freedom. It is the first novel...

March 3, 2016

As a way to protect themselves from predators chickens hide their symptoms of ill health until the very last minute, so it is really important to keep a look out for symptoms. As soon as you see a sign of ill health take action before it’s too late. Take your chicken t...

October 8, 2015

 

Our little Mindy was put to sleep last night. For those who don't know, Mindy and her best friend Honey were surrendered to us at the beginning of August. When they arrived we found out Mindy had a huge, inoperable abdominal tumour. Sadly tumours are not uncommon in h...

October 2, 2015

Yesterday I shared the posts below on my personal Facebook page, but I wanted to share it here too as this story of a little grieving duck demonstrates that animals have feelings and emotional lives beyond what many give them credit for:
 

Thursday 7.41am:
On Tuesday mo...

September 13, 2015

It is essential to have a good vet for your chickens lined up, as by the time chickens are showing symptoms of ill health it is usually time for immediate treatment. Have a read through our article on finding a good vet for your chickens for more advice.

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September 13, 2015

 

Having an excellent vet lined up for your chickens is essential. By the time hens are showing symptoms of illness the disease is usually fairly advanced and needs immediate attention. Chickens are very good at hiding their symptoms. It would help keep them safe from p...

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