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Could you give a hen a home in Norfolk?

PUBLISHED: 09:14 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:14 07 March 2018

Could you give some hens a new home? Picture: Chris Bishop

Could you give some hens a new home? Picture: Chris Bishop

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Some 250 ex-battery hens are looking for a home in West Norfolk.

Chickens waiting for their new owners to collect them. Picture: Chris BishopChickens waiting for their new owners to collect them. Picture: Chris Bishop

Volunteers from the British Hen Welfare Trust are holding a hen re-homing day near King’s Lynn on Saturday.

The birds are 18 months old and have reached the end of their laying careers. The charity is asking anyone who can provide a new lease of life to get in touch before Friday.

Andy Beecroft, its Norfolk Co-ordinator, said: “Spring is just around the corner so it’s a great time to give some hens a loving home and watch them settle whilst you’re out in the garden.

“Please contact the British Hen Welfare Trust and register for some lovely ladies. Let’s do our best to save them all.”
Anyone interested in giving a few down-on-their-cluck hens a second chance can register on their website at www.bhwt.org.uk and then call 01884 860084.

A hen on its way to a new home. Picture: Chris BishopA hen on its way to a new home. Picture: Chris Bishop

Hens need to be reserved in advance of the re-homing day and the charity asks for a donation to cover its costs.

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