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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:43am 9th September 2016. (Updated at 6:53am 9th September 2016)

Could you save hundreds of hens from the slaughter in Camelford?

200 need to find homes by the weekend.

The British Hen Welfare Trust has put out an urgent appeal.

It comes after 600 were saved from the same fate back in February.

Spokeswoman Fran says anyone can give them a home and they will rehome anywhere between three and 20 to any one place.

She told Pirate FM: "We generally find that when we put appeals out like this, people are amazingly warm to the charity and people to really respond to us and they'll come forward. Generally, we rehome every hen that we have to rehome.

"We'd always like to rehome more but we're never going to be able to save all the hens that there are out there. There are sixteen million laying hens in the UK and we rehome far less than one percent of those.

"We just think we have to do what we can and these hens make amazing pets."


Speaking at the last appeal, Gaynor Davies from the British Hen Welfare Trust said: "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."

In Camelford, the Trust says it needs to rehome hens on September 11th and September 13th.

Please call 01884 860084 if you think you can help.

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