ABOUT HEN HARBOR
Hen Harbor is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2012 with the goal of providing lifelong care and sanctuary for hens – particularly those rescued from the factory farming industry.
Hen Harbor’s founder worked for a national farm-animal sanctuary for several years. During this time, she documented, and rescued animals from, horrific factory-farming conditions. She found that by far, the most intense suffering on the largest scale occurred in the poultry industry -- with factory-farmed egg-laying hens enduring the worst conditions of all.
The rising popularity of backyard chickens has done little to quell the suffering of laying hens. As with factory-farmed hens, many backyard hens are killed or abandoned after a few years when their egg production drops.
Consequently, there is an almost unending need for homes for abused or unwanted hens and roosters.
Most of Hen Harbor’s residents are laying hens discarded by the egg-industry. Because their reproductive tracts are ruined from excessive laying, most require extensive veterinary care.
The chickens rescued from cockfighting operations need special housing because of their wily nature. They are escape artists!
Hen Harbor's ducks and geese are mostly former Easter pets who were dumped at parks or lakes. Dumped domestic ducks rarely last more than a few weeks before starvation or predators kill them.