I have several breeds of chickens here.
Frizzels, cross breeds and the Isa Brown battery hens.
The battery hens live in huge enclosed sheds, very crowded, very stressed and at 18 months they are sent to slaughter.
I have a friend that will go and buy them for just a couple of dollars each and we put them in a small area to recover and regrow their feathers.
Once they have grown a good lot of feathers they are released into a back yard with a good shed and no fox problems where as you can see in the top image they immediately have a sand bath, something they have never had.
They usually live a few more years unlike my my normal hens who live up to 21 years usually around 10 – 15 before the fall off their perch.But at least these battery girls have fun and learn to be real chooks, if they choose they can be mums, it is amusing when they see their first rooster. You cannot help but laugh at these little dinosaur tarts.