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How old were the hens when you took them in? Battery laying hens are usually slaughtered at the age of 72 weeks (just in time to avoid the first moult), but they will go on laying for one more season if they are kept alive, and probably even longer if they are given lots of loving care.


Something I am unclear about is the status of rescued battery hens. Are they only "rescued" at the moment when the farmer would be sending them away to be made into cat food because they are more trouble than they are worth?

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