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A national hen charity is appealing to the Cheshire public to help find homes for 250 hens.

The British Hen Welfare Trust is holding a re-homing event tomorrow (Saturday January 19) in Nantwich where 250 ex-caged hens will be waiting to start their free range retirement.

In 2018, the charity experienced its best year ever, re-homing 70,130 hens over 12 months – 2,251 of which were given homes in Cheshire.

David Marek, Cheshire Co-ordinator, said: “There are still 124 hens without a home to go to.

“So please, if you’ve got a bit of space in your back garden and would like some new pets with the bonus of fresh eggs for breakfast, get in touch and reserve some of our lovely hens.

“These hardworking hens deserve the chance to relax and become much-loved pets, rather than the alternative.”

The hens being re-homed are 18-months-old and have been in cages, laying eggs to be sold in supermarkets or put into processed foods.

Hens which are not re-homed by the BHWT are likely to be sent to slaughter.

To register your details for the re-homing event, visit www.bhwt.org.uk and then call Hen Central on 01884 860084 to complete your booking.


  1. Hi Kath, we have four cats and they are more scared of our chickens than the other way around, you would certainly need a Coop for them and a secure garden to prevent Foxes attacking them during bthe day.

  2. We have a cat who hunts occasionally but only small creatures, what kind of shelter do they need?

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