A TEAM of volunteers are hoping to rehome their 400th hen this year at a rehoming day for chickens who have been saved from slaughter.
The volunteers with the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) have already found homes for more than 200 hens so far in 2022.
They are holding a rehoming day for around 200 hens from their Kineton centre on Sunday May 8 and are looking for people to adopt them.
Since it began rehoming in Warwick, the charity has found adoptive homes for a total of over 3,500 hens.
Jane Howorth MBE, founder of the BHWT, said, “By adopting a hen you are not just gaining a lovely addition to your family in the form of a cheeky, affectionate chicken, but you’re also directly saving that hen from slaughter.
“Hens make wonderful companions for anyone. They provide hours of entertainment with their curious natures and are often happy to cuddle up on your lap, just like cats and dogs. But unlike other pets, these will lay you beautiful fresh eggs for the tastiest of breakfasts.”
Hens are sociable creatures, so the BHWT recommends that people adopt a minimum of three. To adopt hens from Kineton, interest must be registered before Thursday May 5.
While there is no adoption fee, the charity asks for a donation to cover adoption costs and hen welfare campaigning work, such as veterinary and education programmes.
Visit www.bhwt.org.uk/hen-adoption for more information.