Search for homes for two spring chickens

Meet Daffodil and Snow Drop, two ex-bat hens, who at just 18 months old have reached the end of their commercial  laying life.
Meet Daffodil and Snow Drop, two ex-bat hens, who at just 18 months old have reached the end of their commercial laying life.

Meet Daffodil and Snow Drop, two ex-bat hens, who at just 18 months old have reached the end of their commercial laying life.

Under normal circumstances these girls, along with hundreds of other ex-bat hens, would be destined for slaughter, but thanks to the hard work of the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT), these two spring chickens will be found a new home with kind hearted members of the public. The hen welfare charity will be holding a ‘pop-up’ re-homing in the Sussex area on Sunday, March 8, to find homes for hundreds of ex-bat hens. Mella and Andy Ball, Sussex co-ordinator for the BHWT, said: “Spring brings the opportunity to get back out in our gardens, and adopting some of these hens offers a new dimension to pottering about outdoors. They make amazing pets, giving so much back with their friendly and inquisitive natures, not to mention eggs.”

The charity which re-homes commercial laying hens, and educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare, also encourages support for the British egg industry. Since its launch in 2005 the charity has re-homed over 445,000 hens across the UK. Please note hens must be reserved in advance of the re-homing date.

If you have a little more room in your coop for a few spring chickens please call Hen Central 01884 860084 or email hens@bhwt.org.uk