If you are looking to give a battery hen a second chance then you have come to the right place!
Once you've had a read through all the information available in the links on the left, please click the Login/Join button on the left to become a member of the site. Once you've joined the site, please go on to join the FREE AT LAST! forum, where you'll find a wealth of information on keeping hens, reserving hens on an upcoming rescue, photos on all subjects hen (and non-hen!) related, as well as rehoming other animals and allotment chat!
We are lucky enough to have some wonderful members, most of whom have rescued hens from us in the past, and everyone is happy to help out with any hen problems you may have and share their varied experiences keeping ex-battery hens.
FREE AT LAST! is a non-profit organisation based in Bedfordshire. We rescue ex- battery hens and other commercially "spent" hens and give them the opportunity to live the rest of their lives with love and comfort.
If you are thinking of keeping hens then these girls make rewarding pets. One of the greatest joys is to see them scratching and pecking around in the sunshine. When they arrive from the battery farms they are often pale, thin and sparsely feathered. They do not know how to peck at the ground and have never been outside. Over the weeks they grow and get more colour and once settled may lay lovely eggs! A bonus to giving them a future.
Rescue some hens from certain death and add a little sunshine to their lives and yours!
Please click on the button below to join the FAL forums - Membership on the site is automatic but you will need to register when you get there.
This will enable you to look at the posts and to add some yourself if you wish. We look forward to meeting you there!
Please note. We also rescue other commercially spent hens ie "barn" or more aptly shed and "free range" when available. They too deserve a future and also go to slaughter at 72 weeks. The image you have of barn or free range in your mind is often totally different to where these little hens actually exist. Please give them your consideration too.