News Could You Ho Ho Home Some Hens This Christmas



Could you Ho Ho Home some hens this Christmas?
19th November 2015

By Sandra Pearce

Thousands of hens could soon be given the Christmas gift of a second chance in life thanks to hen welfare charity, the British Hen Welfare Trust.
The lucky hens, which would otherwise go to slaughter at the end of their commercial life, will hopefully be re-homed and go on to enjoy a festive free-range retirement.
Charity founder Jane Howorth said: “What could be nicer than to embrace the spirit of Christmas by welcoming a few new members into the family fold? Ex-bat hens make gorgeous, endearing, funny pets and will usually lay an egg in return for good hospitality. They need a home for keeps though, not just Christmas, so please give adoption serious consideration.
“Ex-bats are simple to keep and have such friendly personalities, they will soon work their way into your hearts, and just think you could soon be enjoying free range eggnog with family and friends using fresh-laid eggs!”
If you would like to offer some hens a home or have a little more room in your hen house and space for another Christmas stocking, please call the charity on 01884 860084.