The hens were recovering from leg trauma at an egg farm -- most had deeply-embedded leg bands, some to the bone, after a farm manager failed to properly put on a new plastic-coated, wire leg band ID system.
The humane society says these one-and-a-half-year-old hens have a lot to offer.
"Hens make great pets and egg layers. There's a growing trend to eat locally and to be responsible about our food choices, and many people are enjoying having their own chickens to have their own eggs," said Carrie Harrington of the Marin Humane Society.
The hens have been bred to produce 250 eggs a year. To adopt one, or more, for $10 each, contact the Marin Humane Society Adoption Center.