Penny came from a poultry farm and cost me $3. At 18 months young, “layers” are slaughtered – usually sold to the pet food industry. What an horrific thought that this gorgeous girl, so full of life and personality would’ve ended up in a can! Most hens are confined to cages their entire lives, never feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs, nor the earth under their feet. My girls Penny and Daisy have been given a new lease on life. After a month, they are finally starting to lay eggs, their feathers have taken on a glossy sheen, they love to talk and always come running to me when I go outside. My back garden is no longer a lonely place. It is so full of life now. I’m totally smitten with my “girls”.
in Pets are Us Group Oct 2010.