Help make 2019 another record-breaking year for hens in Cheshire

Tue 15th January 2019 2.54PM

Help make 2019 another record-breaking year for hens in Cheshire
A national hen charity is appealing to the Cheshire public to help them get 2019 off to a great start, by finding homes for 250 hens.

The British Hen Welfare Trust is holding a hen re-homing on Saturday, 19 January in Nantwich where 250 ex-caged hens will be waiting to start their free-range retirement.

In 2018 the charity experienced its best year ever, re-homing 70,130 hens over 12 months, 2,251 of which were given homes in Cheshire.

David Marek, Cheshire Co-ordinator, said: "There are still 124 hens without a home to go to so please, if you've got a bit of space in your back garden and would like some new pets with the bonus of fresh eggs for breakfast, get in touch and reserve some of our lovely hens. These hardworking hens deserve the chance to relax and become much-loved pets, rather than the alternative."

The hens being re-homed are 18 months old and have been in cages, laying eggs to be sold in supermarkets or put into processed foods. If they weren't re-homed by the BHWT they would be sent to slaughter.

To give them a second chance, simply register your details at www.bhwt.org.uk and then call Hen Central on 01884 860084 to complete your booking.

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