In order to be able to offer this enormous quantity of eggs, chickens are needed that are bred for high performance - if they do not temporarily achieve the required performance, it will cost them their lives.
At the age of about one year, chickens enter the so-called "moult", a hormonally induced resting period during which they lay fewer eggs for a few weeks. For economic reasons, hundreds of thousands of healthy, young hens are therefore rejected, killed and replaced by new, "unused" hens several times a year on Swiss egg farms.
To ensure that as many of them as possible do not lose their lives after just one year, the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation is looking for animal lovers with a big heart who can give "discarded" laying hens a new home where they can lead a species-appropriate existence until their natural end. Important to know: These hens still lay eggs, but not as many as at their "peak times".
If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Susy Utzinger Stiftung für Tierschutz
Tel. 052 / 202 69 69