Spring chickens

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The British Hen Welfare Trust is holding a ‘pop-up’ re-homing event in the Sussex area on Sunday, March 8, and hopes to find homes for hundreds of ex-battery hens.

Spring brings the opportunity to get back out in our gardens, and adopting some of these lovely hens offers a new dimension to pottering about outdoors. They make amazing pets, giving so much back with their friendly and inquisitive natures, not to mention eggs. If you haven’t adopted hens before, it’s incredibly rewarding to give them a second chance in life, and is highly recommended.

The trust, which re-homes commercial laying hens, and educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare, also encourages support for the British egg industry. Since its launch in 2005, the charity has re-homed over 445,000 hens from over 30 ‘pop-up’ locations run by volunteers across the UK. Later this year, the trust hopes to meet ‘Dee’, its soon-to-be 500,000th lucky hen – ‘D’ is 500,000 in Roman numerals.

Please note, hens must be reserved in advance of the re-homing date. If you have a little more room in your coop for a few spring chickens, please call Hen Central, 01884 860084 or email hens@bhwt.org.uk

Our hens would love to spend their retirement with you! A donation is requested to cover costs and help save more hens from slaughter.

Katy Wooff, British Hen Welfare Trust

South Molton


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