Rescued Hens Take Epic Flight to Freedom


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Rescued Hens Take Epic Flight to Freedom

by Alicia Graef
September 6, 2013
9:30 pm

In an unprecedented adventure, 1,150 rescued hens were flown across the country in a private jet from California to New York where they’ll be taken in by nine rescues and sanctuaries that will offer them permanent homes or adopt them out as pets.

The hens, who were initially rescued by the California-based farm animal rescue Animal Place, were flown from Hayward, CA, to Elmira, NY, and arrived safely early on Thursday morning after what is believed to be the first all-chicken transcontinental flight ever.

“This is the first time adult birds have ever been flown across the country,” said Kim Sturla, executive director of Animal Place. “A generous donor offered to fly the hens across the country and we jumped at the opportunity.”

This group of two-year-old hens were part of a larger rescue operation…

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