Betty and Ethel were found in shocking and filthy conditions by an SPCA Inspector.
They were extremely underweight, had dry faeces attached to their bodies, and were still trying to lay eggs in a small, dirty cage.
It took several SPCA staff members hours to bath the girls and get them clean again.
Then they gave them a huge, clean coop with lots of fresh hay, clean water and pellets to peck. It was amazing to see how Betty and Ethel’s personalities brightened as soon as their basic needs were met.
Today Betty and Ethel live free in their new home, and run the vegetable patch – which they are very protective of.