A Place of Comfort and Joy:Ginny
Ginny is the oldest of our rescued ex-battery cage hens. She arrived at our sanctuary back in 2012 as a result of the Turlock hen abandonment case where 50,000 egg laying hens including Ginny were left to die of starvation and neglect for over 2 weeks. Sadly, only 5,000 could be rescued, the remaining hens had already passed away or were gassed to death by law enforcement on the scene. Most battery cage hens live only around two years of age before dying of reproductive cancers or are killed on farms once their egg laying production drops off. We estimate Ginny to be 7 years of age, and beginning to show signs of slowing down as many elderly birds do. She is certainly the matriarch of her flock, and as stunning as ever.
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