Snuggles was rescued from a battery farm where the tip of her beak was cut off, so she is now unable to pick up food normally. Because battery hens are in such confined conditions, they can attack and cannibalize each other from fear, stress and frustration, and some feel that this harsh treatment is the only solution. But once the hens are free to roam and express their natural behaviour, they are never violent, and are actually quite gentle and loving.
Like her name suggests, Snuggles loves attention, and is the first hen to greet you for the evening feed. In the mornings she gets chicken mash, mixed with grit and water. Because she will lay protein-rich eggs, she also gets dark, leafy organic greens added to her diet, such as silver beet, full of vitamins, minerals and iron.