Re-homing day for hens to take place in Stamford
The British Hen Welfare Trust is appealing to the Lincolnshire public to help them find homes where hardworking hens can spend their days relaxing in the spring sunshine among the daffodils.
The national charity, which re-homes over 50,000 hens each year, will be rehoming 240 ex-commercial laying hens at their rehoming day on Saturday, 23 March in Stamford.
More than 9,000 lucky ladies have been rehomed this year already across the UK, but they need the ongoing support of generous and kind-hearted members of the public to offer them homes where they can become pets.
The BHWT rehomes caged and free range hens and, although these hens have lived a free range life, they will still be sent to slaughter if they can’t find homes.
“It’s a little known fact that free range hens are still sent to slaughter at 18 months, just like caged hens, even though they’ve got so much life left to give,” said Francesca Mapp, Marketing Manager at the BHWT.
“These hens can go on to live up to six-years-old, sometimes more, and, even though we can’t guarantee it, they will generally keep popping out eggs for your breakfast.
“We really hope the Lincolnshire public will want to help us rehome as many of them as possible. We know they make amazing pets, but there are still 65 hens looking for homes.”
If you think you’ve got the perfect sunbathing spot for a flock of hens, simply register your details at www.bhwt.org.uk and then call Hen Central on 01884 860084 to book some hens.