Here is Queenie in her cast! She is doing well, but will be inconvenienced for about a month. Poor hen!
Poor Queenie broke her leg! Here she is in the vet's office. 6/27/16
Queenie came to us in the Spring of 2016 with another former battery hen. They were rescued with others from a going-out-of-business egg farm by Helping Hearts Equine Rescue. Unfortunately, the other hen did not make the change from being stuck in a cage, laying eggs for a commercial egg farm, to being at Cross'd Paws Farm and she died within two days of joining us. Queenie, however, has been living large and loving life. She has a wonderful survivor spirit and has made the most of her good fortune; her feathers are gradually growing out.
For More Information on the tragic lives of battery hens, please see http://www.upc-online.org/battery_hens/.
the retired battery hen
Beautiful Queenie passed away in her sleep in early july. We had no idea how old she was or if she had any underlying issues--she acted normal right up to her death. We miss her brave spirit but know she enjoyed her final year and a half with us.