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600 hens are facing the slaughter in Cornwall

600 hens are facing the slaughter in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:00am 5th January 2020. (Updated at 8:16am 5th January 2020)

An urgent appeal is going out to help save hundreds of hens facing the slaughter in Cornwall.

600 of the birds are hoping to start 2020 in the best way possible - by finding homes as much-loved pets.

They are waiting patiently with their bags packed to be told that they've got homes to go to thanks to the work of the British Hen Welfare Trust.

The national charity rehomes hens across the country and will be hoping to find homes for 600 ex-commercial free-range hens in Cornwall on Sunday, 12th January.

Hen collection

Once they reach 18 months old, these hens are no longer considered commercially viable and are classed as 'end of lay' so would be sent to slaughter if it were not for the charity's lifesaving work.

That's why the BHWT is keen to hear from any kind-hearted members of the Cornwall public who could collect hens from its rehomings in Redruth and Liskeard this January.

How to re-home hens:

To rehome some hens please register your details at www.bhwt.org.uk and then call Hen Central on 01884 860084 to complete your booking.

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"We're really hoping to get 2020 off to a fantastic start by finding homes for all 600 hens in Cornwall. 

"Not only will you get the feelgood factor from knowing you've saved lives, but you'll also be rewarded with flock of a funny, inquisitive, life-enriching feathered friends to enjoy.

"These hens really do deserve their retirements, so if you've got a bit of space in your back garden, some time to give and space on your plate for an egg or two you can't go far wrong by adopting some ex-bats."

Gaynor Davies, Head of Operations at the BHWT

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