Egg-stra special charity event sees 1,000th hen re-homed in Redruth

Posted 10th October 2016 09:00am by

A team of hen-loving volunteers re-homed their 1,000th ex-commercial hen at the weekend.

The British Hen Welfare Trust’s Redruth re-homing team were at Carharrack Animal Feeds on Sunday for their latest pop-up event.

The team were up bright and early to head off and collect the hens from one of the numerous farms the charity works with.

Since being established earlier this year the hard-working team of volunteers has held several re-homing events and saw its 1,000th hen go off to start her free range retirement on Sunday.

She was adopted by David Godwyn from Looe.

Kim Jepheart, Redruth co-ordinator, said: “It’s wonderful to watch these hard-working girls go off to loving homes to enjoy their retirement. We are delighted to say we have re-homed 1,000 hens and cannot wait for the next 1,000.

“Re-homing these girls is just so rewarding, and I would encourage anyone to do it. Keep an eye on the BHWT’s website for our next Redruth re-homing day.”

The hens re-homed at the weekend would have been sent to slaughter if they were not re-homed.

Re-homing events are held in both Redruth and Camelford on a regular basis – people just need to register and then call the charity on 01884 860084 to be put on a waiting list.

PIC CAPTION: David Godwyn, who re-homed the 1,000th hen from the BHWT’s Redruth team on Sunday, with Isabel Greenaway from Allen & Page who are giving him some hen feed as a gift, and volunteer Babs Sherriff.