The majority of the 950 million chickens farmed each year in the UK for food are bred to grow so fast millions of them are dangerously heavy for their age, struggle to walk properly and can suffer from heart defects, according to the RSPCA.

The issue – which will be highlighted by Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast (Channel 4, 27 January, 8pm) – is considered the most serious welfare problem facing chickens today … Continue reading…

To celebrate British Egg Week and World Egg Day (Oct 14), RSPCA Cymru is urging people to consider rehoming a friendly hen, from its Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre.

Doreen, Doris and Delilah came into RSPCA care after being rescued from terrible conditions. After lots of tender, loving, care by staff at RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre, the girls are now thriving and ready to find a new home.

The friendly hens have grown in confidence since they’ve been in RSPCA care and … Continue reading…

Four flood rescue teams of specially trained RSPCA officers have been out rescuing animals and people during Storm Desmond.

 

Cats, dogs, rabbits and even chickens have all been rescued, mainly from residential properties across the north of England, where their owners were forced to evacuate the rising flood waters.

 

As well as helping animals, the RSPCA’s flood teams have also been assisting other emergency services and have so far rescued 36 people.

 

Among those was a semi-conscious … Continue reading…

The birds were left scared and abandoned in a box

Friday 1 November 2013

An incident where two chickens were left scared and abandoned in a cardboard box on a street in Porthcawl has left the RSPCA bemused.

The two chickens were found in the box outside a house in Lime Tree Way, Porthcawl last night (31/10/13). The box had been painted and was tied up like a present, lights had been attached and air holes had been cut out. … Continue reading…

14.08.13

RSPCA Brighton has agreed to save ten thousand free-range chickens from slaughter.

The 18-month-old egg-laying chickens have come to the end of their usefulness for a commercial egg producer and were destined to be slaughtered. That was before our Brighton Animal Centre stepped in.

The flock is being kept at a holding site while staff at the Patcham Animal Centre work flat out to find new homes for them.

Patcham animal care assistant Diane Grout said:

“We have been

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