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Climb Every Mountain: How Helping Battery Hens Can Be An Uphill Struggle

Climb Every Mountain: How Helping Battery Hens Can Be An Uphill Struggle

By Jo Barlow | August 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm | 2 comments

Photo of Beaky by Emma Osborne According to recent media reports, Britain has gone from a nation of shopkeepers to a nation of chicken keepers. Some 700,000 of us Brits are apparently enjoying the delights of keeping hens. The British Hen Welfare Trust has had a hectic media...

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Breaking News: Chickens Have Feelings Too

Breaking News: Chickens Have Feelings Too

By Jo Barlow | July 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm | 6 comments

Battery farming has a terrible effect on chickens. Photo of Charlotte on Rescue Day by Amy Chamberlain. A recent study by the University of Bristol’s Animal Welfare and Behavior Research Group has found that mother hens show signs of “clear physiological and behavioral...

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How Green Are My Free-Range Chickens?

By Jo Barlow | March 18, 2011 at 5:52 pm | One comment

Aubrey helping in the garden. Photo by Jo Barlow. Offering a home to ex-battery chickens brings us benefits on many levels: to the global environment by highlighting the impact of intensive farming, to our own immediate environment and of course to the health and welfare of...

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Enriched Chicken Cages: Not So Rich

By Jo Barlow | March 11, 2011 at 5:25 pm | No comments

Jo Barlow's chickens on rescue day. Photo by Jo Barlow. Countries both sides of the Atlantic are finally moving towards banning the barbaric intensive battery cage for chickens. In 1999, the Council of the European Union declared that battery cages were so cruel they were...

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

By Jo Barlow | 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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Keep Calm and Carry On: Raising Ex-Battery Chickens with Love

By Jo Barlow | 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 Jo Barlow | 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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