Trust wants homes for hens
The British Hen Welfare Trust is looking to re-home 300 hens in Stamford this summer.
The June 10 event forms part of a drive to re-home thousands of ex-commercial hens in Lincolnshire.
The hens are currently in cages laying eggs for supermarkets, but have been told to pack their bags because their lives are being saved.
They are being rescued from slaughter and re-homed at various locations in the UK.2
Francesca Taffs, marketing officer at the trust, said it was a common misconception that hens don't get along with other family pets.
"But this couldn't be further from the truth," she said.
"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."
For more information on the re-homing process visit www.bhwt.org.uk