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A second hen re-homing event is to take place in Nantwich after one held last month was hailed a huge success.

In January, 437 hens were saved from slaughter and adopted as pets from the British Hen Welfare Trust Nantwich collection point.

Now the charity is looking for more South Cheshire homes for its hard working caged hens at a similar event this weekend, February 24.

David Marek, Cheshire coordinator for the BHWF, said: “There were some adopters that collected hens from us in January directly as a result of the Nantwich News article.

“It would be great to highlight this second re-homing event and hopefully a few more hens can be saved and live out the rest of their lives as pets around Nantwich!

“If you have space in your coop and would like to give a few hens a retirement filled with fresh air, green grass and sunshine, please ensure you’re registered with the BHWT at
https://support.bhwt.org.uk/RegisterAHen.aspx and give Hen Central a call on 01884 860084.”

The British Hen Welfare Trust re-homes more than 60,000 ex-commercial hens every year.

The majority of these have spent their lives in cages, laying eggs day in day out to be sold in supermarkets or put into processed foods.

At 18 months old, their egg laying begins to slow down so they are sent to slaughter.

But the BHWT steps in and saves them from their fate by taking them to one of 40 pop-up re-homing points around the UK, including in Nantwich.

Once those interested have registered for the event, details of the collection point on February 24 will be sent out.

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