Ethel is a hen that represents millions and millions of other hens in Iowa; She is currently our only commercially bred chicken. By her breed (and small stature) we know that Ethel was commercially bred to produce an intense amount of eggs, and after likely producing eggs every single day, her body had had enough. She could no longer keep up the production and was loaded onto a truck headed to the slaughter house. She was a slave from the moment she hatched and had her beak cut off to the moment she took that faithful jump off the slaughter bound semi. She landed in the arms of a few heroes who nursed her for months until they finally heard of IFS and asked that she could come live out her years with us. Despite what she has gone through in her short life, she loves affection. We couldn’t be more honored to have her with us.