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Trust needs new homes for hens

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

Gaynor Davies feeding hens at the British Hen Welfare Trust.

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HOMES for more than 100 chickens are being sought in North Devon by the British Hen Welfare Trust.

The charity, run from South Molton, has agreed to take 3,000 hens from a West Country farm later this month.

They were destined for slaughter after reaching the end of their commercially productive lives.

Many will go to other parts of the UK to be rehomed but the charity is looking for Devon homes for about 100 birds.

Gaynor Davies, from the charity, said: "The farmer is kind enough to let us take his birds, and we have nine teams across the South West ready to collect the hens in a few weeks' time. But we need to ensure that every hen has a home waiting for her."

The charity is appealing for anyone who is able to offer a home to contact them first by calling 01884 860084 or emailing hens@bhwt.org.uk

The charity, established in 2005, has so far rehomed more than 350,000 hens.

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