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Can Anyone Help Please, 3 Battery Hens Need Rehoming/Fostering **UPDATE**

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In the early hours of this morning my sister heard the awful news that her father-in-law had suddenly died. Her in-laws are French and she has managed to get flights on Thursday. Now the prob… Read More
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8y, 4d agoPosted 8 years, 4 days ago
In the early hours of this morning my sister heard the awful news that her father-in-law had suddenly died.
Her in-laws are French and she has managed to get flights on Thursday.

Now the problem is she rescued 3 battery hens yesterday and is desperately looking for someone who can take them in on a permanent basis or to foster them short term as they are unsure of when they will be returning from France. It will need to be someone who has previously kept chickens, already has the set up and is aware of the hardwork involved in the first couple of months of looking after battery hens as they have to be physically shown to their beds to roost.

If you are interested or know anyone that could help, please could you PM me or bump this thread and let me know. She lives in Rainworth.North Notts.
Thankyou.
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8y, 4d agoPosted 8 years, 4 days ago
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#1
sorry to hear about ur sisters FiL. what about RSPCA?
1 Like #2
magicbeans
sorry to hear about ur sisters FiL. what about RSPCA?

thanks MB x
TBH I doubt they would be interested and will probably just euthanize them. She has put them on freecycle this morning and on the chicken website she goes on. I just thought maybe there was a possibility someone could help from HUKD.
1 Like #3
condolences to your sisters family bitsey

cant help myself - if you havent already googled there are a few rescue places online

http://rosahguineapigrescue.blogspot.com/2009/02/little-hen-rescue-yesterday.html
LITTLE HEN RESCUE

We are the Lincolnshire Coordinators for Little Hen Rescue . We are happy to bring hens from their rescues to a collection point near Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire (A17) for anyone who cannot drive as far as Norwich.
#4
holly100
condolences to your sisters family bitsey

cant help myself - if you havent already googled there are a few rescue places online

http://rosahguineapigrescue.blogspot.com/2009/02/little-hen-rescue-yesterday.html
LITTLE HEN RESCUE

We are the Lincolnshire Coordinators for Little Hen Rescue . We are happy to bring hens from their rescues to a collection point near Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire (A17) for anyone who cannot drive as far as Norwich.


thanks Holly x
that is the place she got them from yesterday, she has emailed them to see if they can take them back, but as yet hasnt heard from them.
#5
bitseylango
thanks Holly x
that is the place she got them from yesterday, she has emailed them to see if they can take them back, but as yet hasnt heard from them.


would think they would - looks like lovely people who run the place
#6
holly100
would think they would - looks like lovely people who run the place


its such a shame, she already rescued 5 last year and they are thriving. Her elderly nextdoor neighbour is able to look after those ones as they are easy and in a routine as such.

But these new ones need a lot of patience, they have to be seperated from the older ones and introduced slowly. They have no idea how to get to their roost and have to be picked up and shown. When they first let them out yesterday, they all ducked down when a pigeon flew over as they just dont know what they are!
#7
Hi, I'm Bitseys sister. Firstly I would like to thank Bitsey for putting this on here & hopefully there is somebody out there who can help me.
As she explained they are 'rescue' hens but are in very good condition, & have no unwanted 'bugs' or anything else nasty. I would also like to suggest that if maybe already had a 'setup' established would they be willing to 'foster' them instead? I am not sure how long we will be away it really depends on how long my Mother in law needs us there & when my husband is ready to come back. I have put them on numerous 'chicken' sites as they need to be 'rehomed' by Weds at the latest, but any help would be welcome. Thanks xx
#8
Shame youre so far away from me :( I would of taken them in for you
#9
Aw, sorry to hear!
Im the same as Mardy, shame you are too far away, otherwise I would have taken them...

What sites have you posted on?
1 Like #10
Bitsey and wendy Im so sorry to hear your news, I think you have just put the hens on Freecycle as Ive just moderated and approved a post for three battery hens and the same sad news, thats quite spooky!
1 Like #11
harlzter
Bitsey and wendy Im so sorry to hear your news, I think you have just put the hens on Freecycle as Ive just moderated and approved a post for three battery hens and the same sad news, thats quite spooky!


is that the chesterfield freecycle? if yes then it is my sister! she tried the local freecycle but they emailed to say they dont allow livestock and recommended the chesterfield one.

fingers crossed she can get someone to foster or rehome before wednesday xx
1 Like #12
Dont know if there are any city farms close by. They might be interested. Just a thought.
Sorry to hear of bad news. Hope all works out.

Found this if no luck elsewhere. Maybe could provide a temporary rehoming solution of more
Stonebridge City Farm Association
Stonebridge Road, NOTTINGHAM, NG3 2FR
01159505113
#13
bitseylango;5311067
is that the chesterfield freecycle? if yes then it is my sister! she tried the local freecycle but they emailed to say they dont allow livestock and recommended the chesterfield one.

fingers crossed she can get someone to foster or rehome before wednesday xx

yep the chesterfield one! talk about co-incidence! I'd literally just put it through then came on here and saw this!

I wouldnt class rescued chucks as livestock, they need love/care and devotion, therefore in my eyes pets.
banned#14
so sorry to hear about your sisters loss hun, hoepfully something will come up for her xxx
#15
harlzter
you sick bar .......... someone who is obviously in a time of grief and cares about her chucks and you come out with garbage like that, I wonder if you'd fit in the freezer instead.



I really cannot believe some people!! I hope to god he never loses anybody close to him & that they live thousands of miles away!!
Bitsey did tell me to ignore it....but thank you 'harlzer' & yes it was me that put it on the Chesterfield freecycle...so thank you very very much for approving it. I'm trying everything possible to hopefully foster/rehome them so thank you all for your support & suggestions & myself or Bitsey will let you know the outcome.
XX
#16
Sorry that I can't help with the hens but just wanted to say I'm so sorry to hear your bad news. Good luck with everything.

Harlzter, you have a real way with words, me duck.:thumbsup:
banned 1 Like #17
bitsey maybe change the tittle and add about free battery hens needing good home in title, or something along those lines
#18
sassie
bitsey maybe change the tittle and add about free battery hens needing good home in title, or something along those lines


thanks Sassie, have done that :thumbsup:
1 Like #19
Bitsey....you have PM! :thumbsup:
#20
Another thought if no luck yet.
Someone who shares your outlook might be prepared to help or know someone who can help.
Possibly contact organisation like local green party or allotment association.

Or see if local radio station will put out an appeal
1 Like #21
dimebars
get a sense of humour


You know something you damn idiot...you really need to get out more instead of putting stupid comments like that on. What a stupid & hurtful thing to say. My husband has just lost his father & you seem to think its funny! I hope you never have to lose yours in the same circumstances....because even though you are one of the most evil, saddest person I have ever come across...I would not wish that on anybody....not even you!! Now please...I am asking you not to contribute to this thread again.
#22
Fingers crossed for the search for a new home for the hens.
#23
Have you rehomed the chickens yet? I've just bumped into my cousin and her husband and he happened to mention he was looking for some chickens. they have a big garden and experience of keeping fowl.

The coincidences get more and more!

Lee
#24
Did my PM help at all?
1 Like #25
Just want to let everyone know that the chicken situation has been sorted.

The lady that my sister got them off is going to foster them until she gets back from France :) A great big thankyou to everyone who posted and Pmed from both me and my sister xxxx
banned#26
awww thats brill news, hope everything goes well for your sistr in france, well as well as can, oh you not what i mean x
#27
sassie
awww thats brill news, hope everything goes well for your sistr in france, well as well as can, oh you not what i mean x


thanks Sassie, I will pass the message on. I have been with her all afternoon and she looks shattered and is probably having a little lay down now that the chicken problem has been sorted. x
#28
Hi...Bitsey beat me to it!.....but I would like to say a [SIZE="7"]HUGE[/SIZE] thank you to everybody for their help & also for their concern & messages for the loss of my lovely 'Beau Papa' xxx
#29
wendy56
Hi...Bitsey beat me to it!.....but I would like to say a [SIZE="7"]HUGE[/SIZE] thank you to everybody for their help & also for their concern & messages for the loss of my lovely 'Beau Papa' xxx


get your head down and get some sleep, woman! xxxx
#30
Glad to know you have sorted summit out :)
#31
bitseylango
thanks Holly x
that is the place she got them from yesterday, she has emailed them to see if they can take them back, but as yet hasnt heard from them.


We received no email from this person!
#32
This person WILL be receiving a homecheck from myself to check these hens are well and cared for!

Lyn
Lincs Coordinator
Little Hen Rescue

**It appears these hens were not from us so obviously no action can be taken. I was mortified at them on Freecycle.
#33
Why didn't you contact us by telephone or email as you got all the information in your rehoming manual. I appreciate we all have emergencies but I would have driven thru the night had I known any hens needed help.
I was NOT contacted in any way!
There are lots of telephone numbers for both myself- an 0845 AND a mobile and an email address, and numbers of Jo who runs the rescue and David too so there is no excuse!
#34
my apologies to the above poster.....eyupchuk......my mistake, I dont think my sister did get the hens from you after all, the lady she did get them from fostered them for the week they were away in France and now has them back safe and sound in her care. Dont really think there was any need to be quite so abrupt, a private message would have sufficed
#35
eyupchook;5577278

There are lots of telephone numbers for both myself- an 0845 AND a mobile and an email address, and numbers of Jo who runs the rescue and David too so there is no excuse!


You ever thought they was trying to avoid burdening you so you could rescue more chucks?

They obviously took care to ensure a suitable "foster" home was found, and in a time of grief not everyone thinks straight.

There is absolutely no need at all for an onslaught like that.
banned#36
eyupchook
We received no email from this person!


eyupchook
This person WILL be receiving a homecheck from myself to check these hens are well and cared for!

Lyn
Lincs Coordinator
Little Hen Rescue


eyupchook
Why didn't you contact us by telephone or email as you got all the information in your rehoming manual. I appreciate we all have emergencies but I would have driven thru the night had I known any hens needed help.
I was NOT contacted in any way!
There are lots of telephone numbers for both myself- an 0845 AND a mobile and an email address, and numbers of Jo who runs the rescue and David too so there is no excuse!



is this a wind up?

just wish id thought of it first
#37
people take chickens very seriously in this country

just pump em wi steroids n stick em on the bbq

like other countries
banned#38
casparwhite
people take chickens very seriously in this country

just pump em wi steroids n stick em on the bbq

like other countries


careful caspar - i suggested keeping them in the freezer until they returned - caused all sorts of bother!
1 Like #39
dimebars;5583971
is this a wind up?

just wish id thought of it first

Mod edit: No need for name calling.

If the hens are safe and didn't come from Little Hen Rescue then that is fine BUT we do have a clause on our rehoming forms (which is a legal doc) to state that they must come back to us in the event of not been able to keep them. If they had been from us, we would have homechecked to ensure they were where they should be.

There is no such thing of saving us the burden from them. If we felt they were a burden, we wouldn't rescue them from the horrific battery farms in the first place. We rescue them responsibly knowing we have enough homes lined up for them. No hen is ever a burden (Harlzter) and we don't rescue them for them to be passed around willy nilly. There was no onslaught and I assume matters are dealt with anyway if the chickens did not come from us.
We are dedicated animal lovers who see some terrible sights rescuing these hens. How heart wrenching do you think it is for us to be worrying about them once they've left our care? We cannot homecheck everyone first when we are saving 10000 hens in a month.

What I took offence to was that I'd supposedly been contacted but hadn't replied when that would NEVER be the case and you could slur our good name as a serious rescue by saying we don't return calls/emails in emergencies. If someone leaves a message to myself thru the Lincs Little Hens website, they are replied to within 24 hours by either phone or email. If they call the mobile they get instant help.
If I had seen the msg sooner I would have collected the hens no matter where they came from.

Thankyou for letting me know that all is well and that they weren't from us as I was trawling last months paperwork which is a mammoth task.

Some people on here may see this whole business as funny and while I sympathise with Wendy? was it? Couldn't the neighbour just have ushered the new ones in their house at bed time as they may have enjoyed the peace without people to settle and get used to their new surroundings.
Sorry for your loss and me creating about the hens but they've had such a bad life already they leave one hell of an imprint in my heart.

Lyn
Lincolnshire Coordinator of littlehenrescue.co.uk
#40
eyupchook;5592658


There is no such thing of saving us the burden from them. If we felt they were a burden, we wouldn't rescue them from the horrific battery farms in the first place. We rescue them responsibly knowing we have enough homes lined up for them. No hen is ever a burden (Harlzter)

What I meant is surely you have limited space for rescue hens so by avoiding the need to get help from a rescue centre such as yourself this means the space is there for more needy hens in need of rescuing and rehabilitation.

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