Have you ever thought about keeping your own hens? Do you like the thought of freshly laid free range eggs for breakfast? Could you provide some ex battery hens with a happy home?
Then the British Hen Welfare Trust would like to hear from you.
Hens make excellent pets and each hen has its own individual character and personality. They are great company and wonderful for your garden as they eat slugs, snails and insect pests.
Imagine checking the straw-filled nest box to find a newly laid egg.
Watch your hens scratching and pecking around the garden and enjoy the sight of a happy hen taking a dust bath - something they do to keep their feathers clean.
The BHWT re-homes both free range and ex caged hens, that would otherwise be slaughtered when they reach 72 weeks of age.
The Redruth based team holds re-homings every 6 to 8 weeks. Since April 2016 it has found homes throughout West Cornwall for more than 3,000 hens.
If you would like to re-home some hens visit www.bhwt.org.uk or telephone 01884 860084.
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