Two lovely broiler chickens have arrived at the sanctuary, along with five other chooks! They are settling in well, pecking happily among the straw and crowing in the morning ... The broilers are enormous placid feathery white boys, and will need special diets as broiler chickens are specially bred to grow at a tremendous rate, reaching slaughter weight in five to six weeks. Often they suffer from genetic heart, leg, and skeletal problems. However we have expert advice from others who rescue broiler chickens so look forward to giving them all possible care.