Maple, along with 4 other ex-battery hens, came to us through Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary's annual rescue initiative that places chickens from a local high-production egg farm into loving forever homes.
Arriving at Lily’s Place Animal Sanctuary the same day she was released from the egg farm in September 2019, Maple experienced grass and sunshine for the first time in her life. She was approximately 18 months old at the time and had a lot of missing feathers, wounds on her comb and body, and weak legs (all sadly commonplace when coming from a factory farm).
When Maple arrived, her comb (the floppy bit on the top of their head) was extra big compared to the other hens. Her comb looked like a flopped-over maple leaf (which is how she got her name).
Upon arrival, Maple was also the most curious and brave bird out of the flock.
Today, Maple's calm and confident. She rarely gets her feathers ruffled up about anything. She sticks close to the barn and has a favourite spot on the perch (right in the middle!)
She's quiet, content, and can often be spotted with Sunny and Broom Hilda.