The Golden Girls
"And when we both get older, With walking canes and hair of gray, Have no fear even though it's hard to hear, I will stand real close and say..........................Thank you for being a friend" Andrew Gold
Arrival date: 17 April 2019
The Golden Girls, Dorothy, Sophia, Rose and Blanche were found in outer western Sydney and taken to an animal holding facility where their future looked grim. Whilst we're unsure of their background, Blanche in particular had had her beak mutilated in a manner common in the egg industry, so it's possible she started her life in a commercial hatchery. Hens are often viewed as little more than egg laying machines, even by people who claim to love them. Today's 'egg laying hens' have been specifically bred to lay far more eggs than they ever would have in nature - up from around 12 a year to 300 a year at their peak level of production. This isn't sustainable and as the number of eggs they produce declines they are so often discarded. To these ladies we say, as you get older, in us you have a friend.