Sunny, 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, Sunny 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).
Sunny lived in the house for a while due to her not healing up as quickly as the other hens after arriving in our care. She made numerous visits to the vet, beat several thrust infections, and it turns out she has sciatic nerve damage from her time at the factory farm. She started receiving medication for this, and before long, she was feeling so much better and able to re-join her feathered friends.
Sunny is cute as a button and the smallest of the ex-battery hens. Tiny, curious, and getting braver by the day, Sunny has really come out of her shell since coming to Lily's Place. She can often be spotted sunning her bum in a warm ray of sunshine (which is how she got her name)!
Today, Sunny continues to be one of the smallest birds. She likes to sing to Jamie when she spots her after spending so much time in the house together.