New homes mission for 300 ex-battery hens

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Hundreds of ex-battery hens are looking for new homes in Lincolnshire after being rescued by the British Hen Welfare Trust.

The BHWT is re-homing 300 birds in Stamford on Sunday, June 10, and ask for a donation of £5 per hen which will be used to rescue more chickens in the future.

The hens had been kept indoors in cages laying eggs for supermarkets but are now in search of a new flock, no matter how unconventional or furry they may be.

Photo: British Hen Welfare Trust

Francesca Taffs, Marketing Officer at the BHWT, said: “It’s a common misconception that hens won’t get along with other family pets, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, we’ve known these ex-bats to become quite attached to cats, dogs and even llamas.

“So long as they know their place in the pecking order, everyone will get along just fine.”

So far, the charity has found retirement homes for over 620,000 caged hens across the UK, all of which were destined for slaughter.

Anyone wishing to provide a home for one of the animals should contact the BWHT on 01884 860084 after reading the FAQ on their website.

Photo: British Hen Welfare Trust

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