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The Ex Battery Hens forum is a friendly forum for anyone who has already made room in their lives for ex battery hens. The forum is also for people that would like to rehome rescued ex battery hens. The forum is packed with useful information on all aspects of chicken keeping such as housing needs, health and nutrition, as well as forthcoming hen rescue information and contact details. If you would like to rehome some ex batts you can add your details to a short waiting list with one of the hen rescues.

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Regular Forum The Message Board
Find the latest information and updates concerning the Ex Battery Hens forum here (ONLY STAFF CAN POST HERE) ------------------------------------------- NOTE: Potential new members, you will need to validate your membership before you can read posts and join in. Please click on the email that gets sent to you to validate your membership :)
IMPORTANT Apr 19 2012, 10:14 AM, By Karen
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Introductions & Welcomes

Regular Forum Say Hello
Feel free to say hello to us all and tell us all about your girls if you have any
Hello from Lincolnshire. Jul 29 2015, 01:32 PM, By Suzanne from NL
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Photos & Videos

Regular Forum Hen Photos
Post photos of your hens here and show them off!
Ivy the pottery hen! Today, 9:46 AM, By 2006alisonl
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Regular Forum Videos
Post your video clips of your girls here
I get a little help from my friends Apr 17 2015, 10:37 PM, By Beckie76
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Regular Forum Before & After Photos
Its amazing how in such a short space of time ex batts look completely different since rescue day! Amaze us all with your before and after photos here.
Biddy May 6 2015, 08:02 PM, By Suzanne from NL
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Health, Housing & Chicken Care

Regular Forum Health, Care & Behaviour
Discuss health, meds, care and behaviour concerns here
Fennel update Jul 29 2015, 03:37 PM, By Mel
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Regular Forum Health Archive
A quick reference guide of PAST HEALTH POSTS that have been moved here because they are useful and informative. As with any animal, please do not rely on what you read, always seek the attention of a vet if you are in doubt. ** New topics cannot be started in this section, it is a reference section only **
Implants to prevent laying Jun 30 2015, 07:00 AM, By VictoriaS
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Regular Forum Chicken Housing
Find advice on all aspects of housing, runs, security etc and show off your peckingham palace here!
Cheap Aviary Jun 17 2015, 03:47 PM, By Catherine
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Subforums: Rate Your Coop
Regular Forum Food & Equipment
Food, treats, supplements and feeding equipment discussed here
The BirdCare Company Jul 20 2015, 01:55 PM, By VictoriaS
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Regular Forum Integrating Hens
Help and advice regarding integrating new hens together or into an existing flock
thinking about new girls Today, 6:49 AM, By Gruntyfenlass
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Regular Forum Droppings Discussions
Chicken droppings are a good indicator of your chickens health. Post and share photos here of any poops that cause you concern or you are not sure about.
poo of our new girls is greyish green and … Jul 30 2015, 08:38 AM, By Sarahsausage
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Regular Forum Pests & Predators
Foxes, rats, lice, mites and mice etc, discuss concerns and share advice.
What the hell do you do......... Jul 12 2015, 08:52 AM, By Beckie76
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Regular Forum Eggs
Sometimes strange but mostly wonderful! Discuss them here. Odd sizes or shapes, no shell, your first one, reference photos of them. Its all here!
Wow, softies make them look REALLY miserable Jul 29 2015, 10:30 PM, By Badgergirl
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Regular Forum Novice Hen Keepers
READ ONLY information reference guide for novice chicken keepers. Information guides on feeding, health/pests and housing requirements as well as a few helpful tips to make chicken keeping a little easier for the first time chicken keeper.
Housing / Run Guide Nov 5 2010, 12:03 PM, By Karen
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General Chicken Forums

Regular Forum Miscellaneous Topics
If you cannot find a section for your question or post pop it in here
I've gone wrong... Jul 23 2015, 10:18 PM, By Livtoots
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Regular Forum Chooks In The Spotlight
News articles concerning ex battery hens and other poultry. Bird flu outbreaks can be posted here too.
Hugh's River Cottage Jul 9 2015, 06:49 AM, By Gruntyfenlass
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Regular Forum The Clucking Shed
For general discussions about our hens. How are they getting on? What have they been up to today? We all love clucking about them!
why is it.... Jul 13 2015, 11:28 AM, By VictoriaS
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Regular Forum Egg Recipes
Scrummy ideas for all those surplus eggs
Rich Christmas Chestnut Roast Dec 22 2013, 09:13 AM, By Gruntyfenlass
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Regular Forum Tales From My Garden Bench
Find out the latest goings on with Petra's hens. We loved her garden bench tales so much we just had to give them a section of their own.
Tales from my garden bench May 10 2015, 05:16 PM, By HappyHuhn
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Regular Forum The Russell Island Raconteur
Hello and welcome to my thread/blog about my new home on Russell Island, my chookens, my parrots, wild life and miscellaneous events.
The Russell Island Raconteur Jul 5 2015, 06:46 PM, By HappyHuhn
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Battery Hen Welfare

Regular Forum Welfare, Fundraising & Campaign Issues
Discuss campaigns, fundraising and matters concerning the welfare of battery hens
Restoring my faith. Jul 16 2015, 11:46 PM, By HappyHuhn
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Regular Forum Hen Rescue Donation Requests & Offers
Can you donate anything to help with a forthcoming rescue ie transport, feed, crates ? Hen rescues, please post any donation requirements that may help with a rescue here.
Truck with hens crashed in Spain last week Dec 25 2014, 08:12 PM, By Suzanne from NL
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Regular Forum Phillis Diary
Please read Mel's diary of how little broken Phillis is getting on after being rescued in July 2008 from a battery farm, and taken home to be cared for by Mel
Fancy pants Phillis Jul 5 2015, 06:30 PM, By HappyHuhn
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Hen Rescue Information & Contact

Regular Forum Homes Needing Ex Battery Hens & Ex Battery Hens Needing Homes
If you would like some EX BATTERY HENS please post your request along with your location here and a few details of your set up. Someone from a hen rescue will get back to you ASAP. From time to time posts asking for homes for ex battery hens will appear here too.
Moderated By: Mel
Lonely girl needs some friends Jul 28 2015, 07:02 AM, By HappyHuhn
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Regular Forum BHWT - Rescue Dates
Up to date information about the BHWT (British Hen Welfare Trust) and their forthcoming rescue dates.
yay next rescue date announced. Jun 2 2015, 07:48 AM, By Mel
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Regular Forum Free At Last - Rescue Dates
Up to date information about Free At Last (FAL) and their forthcoming rescue dates.
Next rescue Mar 1 2013, 07:56 PM, By FREE AT LAST
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Regular Forum Fresh Start for Hens - Rescue Dates
Up to date information about the Fresh Start for Hens (FSFH) and their forthcoming rescue dates.
Next Rehoming Date - Sat 31st January Jan 2 2015, 08:21 PM, By HappyHuhn
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Regular Forum Little Hen Rescue - Rescue Dates
Up to date information about Little Hen Rescue (LHR) and their forthcoming rescue dates.
Little Hen Rescue Aug 20 2014, 10:44 AM, By HappyHuhn
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Regular Forum Lucky Hens Rescue - Rescue Dates
Up to date information about Lucky Hens Rescue and their forthcoming rescue dates.
March 2014 Mar 20 2014, 08:07 AM, By HappyHuhn
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Regular Forum Scotland Hen Rescues
Information and contact details
Little Feathers Hen Rescue Jun 20 2015, 06:30 PM, By kazmac
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Regular Forum Ireland Hen Rescues
Information and contact details
New Charity in Northern Ireland rescuing B… Mar 14 2012, 12:13 AM, By HappyHuhn
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Regular Forum Other Area Rescues
Information and Contacts
Wolverhampton fresh start Dec 26 2014, 10:38 AM, By HappyHuhn
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Grow Your Own

Regular Forum The Vegetable Patch
For those who grow veg in the garden, allotment or smallholding etc. Share tips or ask advice.
Slugs - any advice for Evy, please? Sep 8 2014, 11:28 AM, By Sarahsausage
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Regular Forum Tree & Soft Fruit
Discuss fruit trees, bush fruit.
Apple water for hens Oct 4 2013, 04:48 PM, By Pecky Paula
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Regular Forum Coping With A Glut
Recipes and ideas to put a glut to good use, including jams and chutneys etc
I never thought I'd say this....... Sep 5 2014, 07:53 AM, By 2006alisonl
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Off Topic Forums

Regular Forum Off Topic Chat
Discuss anything you like (within reason!)
Hunting Act...and now Trophy Hunting! Jul 31 2015, 08:19 AM, By Gruntyfenlass
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Regular Forum Other Pets
Chat away about your other pets and share your photos
what do you feed you kitty kat? Jul 3 2015, 02:29 PM, By Gruntyfenlass
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Regular Forum Fun & Games
Jokes, games and funny stuff
Christmas Quiz! Dec 4 2014, 03:54 PM, By Gruntyfenlass
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Regular Forum Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
Share your hobbies and talents with us here
Some 'Forever Flowers' Today, 9:42 AM, By 2006alisonl
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Regular Forum General Gardening
Discuss gardening tips and ideas, garden design, plants, shrubs and flowers here.
The end of the pond Jun 15 2015, 03:50 PM, By 2006alisonl
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Regular Forum Wildlife Watch
Discuss wildlife, sightings, tips to attract wildlife to your garden and wildlife conservation
Post your birds nests! Jul 30 2015, 01:32 PM, By HappyHuhn
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Regular Forum Birthdays & Other Celebrations
Tell us if it is your birthday or other celebration so we can all join in and cheer hip hip hooray!!
IT'S OUR LOVELY PETRA'S BIRTHDAY! Today, 9:48 AM, By Suzanne from NL
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For Sale, Swap or Freecycle

Regular Forum For Sale
Sell your unwanted items here. STRICTLY NO TRADE SALES OR ADS TO SELL HENS OR OTHER LIVESTOCK.
Chad Valley child's sandpit/water pool May 14 2015, 07:59 AM, By Mel
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Regular Forum Swap Shop
Swap your unwanted items here
Office chair Nov 4 2013, 11:01 PM, By Beckie76
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Regular Forum Freecycle
Got unwanted items to give away for free? Post them here! *Strictly no livestock*
Garden shed offered May 14 2014, 12:31 PM, By GeorgieB
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