By Josie  December 8th, 2023

Rescued Chickens Experience Snow for the First Time

Remember how rough the pandemic was? Imagine you had to do that all over again, but in a tiny cage with hundreds of people.

Sadly this is the life many chickens lead.

Luckily, these chickens were saved from a chicken farm and now get to see snow for the first time.

Battery cages, unfortunately a standard in many egg farms, are small wire cages where hens spend their entire lives.

Battery Cages

These cages are so cramped that the birds cannot stretch their wings or engage in natural behaviors.

Chickens suffer feather loss, skin abrasions, and a host of other health issues. Also, the lack of movement also causes severe muscle and bone weaknesses.

Since they cannot lay eggs and are not bred for meat, they are often killed shortly after hatching.

A Harsh Reality

In the video, we get to witness a group of hens, recently rescued from an egg farm, as they encounter snow for the first time.

Their tentative steps and curious pecks at the unfamiliar white landscape symbolize more than just a new experience; they represent a newfound freedom.

The Footage

These hens form part of a group of 3,000 saved from being gassed. At last, these birds are discovering a world beyond the cramped, restrictive cages of their past.

What Ensures a Happy Chicken?

A happy chicken is one that can exhibit natural behaviors like foraging, dust bathing, and roosting. 

Beyond these basic needs, chickens also need sufficient social interactions as they are highly social animals.

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