Free-Range Eggs: What’s the Price for Freedom?

By | February 24, 2011 at 5:47 pm | 4 comments

First whiff of freedom. Photo by Jo Barlow. One amazing and heart warming characteristic of ex-battery chickens is that, from the day you rescue them, they produce eggs. These little girls have been bred to be egg machines and no matter how desperate their appearance, how...

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The Environmental Sustainablity of Giving Ex-Battery Chickens a New Life

By | February 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm | One comment

Free-range chickens make great helpers. Photo by Jo Barlow. I’m sorry. I left you on tenterhooks last week. Were the girls going to settle? Was Bella (aka Psycho Chicken) going to terrorize the more fragile members of the flock? Would there be bloodshed? Would I spend many...

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Less Science, More Love

By | February 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm | 3 comments

Photo of young environmentalist, Alec Loorz, by ACESpace via flickr There is much debate about how to convince climate change deniers and politicians to help thwart a possible climate collapse.  While mainstream scientists continue adding layers to the plethora of scientific...

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The Call of the Wild: How Ex-Battery Chicken’s Natural Origins Affects Their Modern Behavior

By | February 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm | One comment

Photo of Agatha by Jo Barlow I must confess, I have painted a rosy picture of chicken keeping so far. And for the most part it is a complete joy. Re-homing ex-battery chickens and watching them blossom is an absolute delight. But, if anyone is guilty of romanticizing and...

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Keep Calm and Carry On: Raising Ex-Battery Chickens with Love

By | January 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm | One comment

Photo by beadmoki via flickr So, having researched and been horrified by the plight of the battery chicken, your decision to re-home some ex-batts has been made and the Grand Chicken Rescue Day approaches. But what started out as a great idea is fast becoming reality and...

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The Sun on Our Backs: An Account of Life With Ex-Battery Chickens

By | January 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm | 6 comments

Photo by libbykeatley via flickr Why Ex-Battery Chickens? A major part of being green, to me, is compassion. If we care enough about our beautiful, fragile planet to want to save it, then we should, in my eyes, care about all the creatures that make our world so...

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