October 1st, 2016

Could you give a hen a happy retirement home?

Could you give a hen a happy retirement home? Could you give a hen a happy retirement home?
Updated: 7:01 pm, Sep 29, 2015

COULD you give a hen a happy home?

Hundreds of Coventry hens are looking for local people to give them the chance of a free-range retirement as a loving pet.

Hen welfare charity, the British Hen Welfare Trust, is holding a pop-up re-homing day in Coventry this Saturday (October 3) and hopes to find loving homes for ex-commercial hens who would otherwise be destined for slaughter.

Since its establishment in 2005, the charity has re-homed 480,000 commercial laying hens as well as educating the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare and support the British egg industry.

Ian Farrar, local coordinator, said: “These endearing hens make amazing pets and soon adapt to family life, they are so full of character, you can’t help but fall in love with their unique personalities and their tasty eggs are an added bonus.

“If you haven’t adopted hens before, it’s incredibly rewarding and the feel-good factor in saving their lives is simply unbeatable.”

The charity do not charge a set fee per hen, but to ask for a £5 donation to cover the costs of rescuing the hens.

Anyone with a back garden is eligible to keep hens and should call the re-homing team at Hen Central on 01884 860084 or visit their website www.bhwt.org.uk to reigster their interest.