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Heartwood Haven Hens

Hens at Heartwood Haven have been rescued from a number of situations.  We provide sanctuary to hens rescued from battery cages, predator attack survivors, stray hens, hens discarded because they no longer lay eggs, hens rescued from cruelty such as cockfighting, etc.

Nemesis

Nemesis is one of the seven hens we took in who were rescued from slaughter after spending their whole life producing eggs in battery cages. She is spunky and feisty, she has always been the most outgoing and friendly with humans. Nemesis has learned the fine art of begging with the cutest, loudest most piercing squeal and we just can’t resist giving in.

Nemesis passed away from reproductive illness.

Juno

Juno is one of the seven hens we took in who were rescued from slaughter after spending their whole life producing eggs in battery cages. Juno is the top hen in her flock, she is very assertive and exudes it and in the way she carries her self. You can see in the image that one of her favorite pastimes is dust bathing, something she was not afforded living in a crammed cage.

All battery hens get the tip of their beaks sliced off as babies which causes issues with eating.

Pax

Pax is one of the seven hens we took in who were rescued from slaughter after spending their whole life producing eggs in battery cages. Pax enjoys being free and scratching in the dirt. Her favorite snacks are fresh greens and vegetables, it is probably the first time in her life that she has been afforded this luxury.

All battery hens get the tip of their beaks sliced off as babies which causes issues with eating.

Aurora

Aurora is one of the seven hens we took in who were rescued from slaughter after spending their whole life producing eggs in battery cages. Aurora enjoys dust bathing with her friends while Sprinkles watches over them. Her favorite snacks are fresh fruits and vegetables.

All battery hens get the tip of their beaks sliced off as babies which causes issues with eating.

Calypso

Calypso is one of the seven hens we took in who were rescued from slaughter after spending their whole life producing eggs in battery cages. Calypso enjoys dust bathing with her friends while Sprinkles watches over them. Her favorite snacks are fresh fruits and vegetables.

All battery hens get the tip of their beaks sliced off as babies which causes issues with eating.

Rhea

Rhea is one of the seven hens we took in who were rescued from slaughter after spending their whole life producing eggs in battery cages. Rhea enjoys dust bathing with her friends while Sprinkles watches over them. Her favorite snacks are fresh fruits and vegetables. If you are wondering how we can tell these girls apart, its by their slight color variations, comb shape and even beak shape.

All battery hens get the tip of their beaks sliced off as babies which causes issues with eating.

Athena

Athena is one of the seven hens we took in who were rescued from slaughter after spending their whole life producing eggs in battery cages. Athena enjoys dust bathing with her friends while Sprinkles watches over them. Her favorite snacks are fresh fruits and vegetables. If you are wondering how we can tell these girls apart, its by their slight color variations, comb shape and even beak shape.

All battery hens get the tip of their beaks sliced off as babies which causes issues with eating.

Arya

Arya was a stray hen caught in Seattle. She had strings tying her legs together and was hanging out by some trashcans. She had obviously escaped from some scary situation. Arya is a Red Junglefowl, the closest descendent to wild ancestors of chickens. You can see that Arya is more petite than modern hens because she has not been genetically selected to carry more meat or lay more eggs. Arya can fly far and her instincts are still wild. Despite being smaller than her flock mates, Arya rules her roost.

Purdy

Purdy is a miracle. We were informed about a hen living in the freeway median and took off running to catch her, literally. Purdy was cold and purple, she was underweight and starving when we found her. She was very scared of us and we were afraid she would run out into freeway traffic as we were carrying out the rescue. Luckily we were able to catch her with the help of some other drivers. Purdy really helped to reinforce why we do what we do and we couldn’t be happier to have her here at the sanctuary. *ADOPTED*

Venus

Venus was surrendered to the animal shelter as a protective custody case. Venus is really sweet and enjoys the company of humans as well as her best buddy Luna. Her favorite snacks are fruits and she has the cutest little beard. *ADOPTED*

Luna

Luna was surrendered to the animal shelter as a protective custody case. Luna is shy and reserved but enjoys spending time with her best buddy Venus. She’s always on the lookout for a good treat and can be found digging through the dirt every time you see her. *ADOPTED*

Belinda

Belinda was surrendered to the animal shelter as a protective custody case. Belinda is a beautiful hen and loves to spend time digging for snacks with her friends. She is the first one to come running for the food bowl and can be find enjoying a dust bath after breakfast. *ADOPTED*

Sol

Sol was surrendered to the animal shelter as a protective custody case. Sol is sweet and timid and enjoys the friendships of hens over humans. While we don’t know what happened in her past we know her future will only be full of loving humans and delicious snacks. We can’t wait to see her personality blossom. *ADOPTED*