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PHOTOS: Cornwall Saves Hundreds of Hens!

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 10:57am 4th February 2016. (Updated at 4:59am 5th February 2016)

Cornwall has come to the rescue of hundreds of hens in Camelford!

600 were destined for slaughter and needed homes by the weekend.

The British Hen Welfare Trust has put out an urgent appeal, now bosses say they are delighted that all six hundred have been re-homes.

Spokesperson Katy Wooff told Pirate FM: "I think this is massively to do with Pirate FM listeners. We have been inundated with calls, it has been mad, it's been non-stop. I've just had a look at your fantastic Facebook post and I can see that your listeners have shared the post over one thousand two hundred times.

"We're just delighted because it means that we have managed to find homes for all six hundred of these fantastic hens and they will all go on to enjoy free-range homes, which is what we were trying to do."


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Spokesperson Gaynor Davies told Pirate FM at the time that they make great pets: "Anybody can look after hens, we don't mind if someone just wants a few to go in the back garden, they don't need much in the way of looking after, just a nice secure coop, shed, barn or stable, and to be let out in the morning and shut in at night.

"They are about eighteen months old and will still be laying enough eggs for your breakfast and they will make lovely, curious, endearing little pets once they have settled in.

"They basically are just cats and dogs with feathers, they are really friendly and it is good for children to be able to see where their food is coming from as well."

The charity is still interested in people who are looking to home hens.

You can register future interest here


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