Hen Welfare Trust looking to rehome 500 chickens saved from slaughter

Hey Hey was one of ten hens re-homed by Chloe Brown and her daughter Savannah, 10, at a collection carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust in Sand Hutton.
Hey Hey was one of ten hens re-homed by Chloe Brown and her daughter Savannah, 10, at a collection carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust in Sand Hutton.

An event to give down-on-their-cluck hens a second chance with a new home is being held at Sand Hutton this weekend.

The British Hen Welfare Trust is hoping to rehome 500 ex-commercial hens saved from slaughter on Saturday (25 November).

The trust is asking people to register on their website at www.bhwt.org.uk and then call 01884 860084.

A spokesman said: “Please note that hens need to be reserved in advance of the re-homing day and, whilst the feel-good factor of saving these hens from slaughter comes free of charge, the charity asks for a donation to help cover its costs.”