Saving free range chickens

We just picked up eight hens from the chicken rescue. We were excited as these were ‘rescued’ from a free range chicken farm, so we figured they would be in pretty good condition. The thought of letting them live out their lives with the rest of our well looked after flock was nice. What a shock we got when we saw these hens! Okay perhaps not as bad a rescued battery farm hens, but considering these are from a free-range chicken farm we are appalled.