Coventry Chicken Charity crows about its 100th hen collection

Posted 27th November 2013 02:21pm by

PRESS RELEASE – 27-11-2013

The enthusiastic Allesley-based team of the British Hen Welfare Trust, has reached an important milestone with its 100th hen collection just around the corner.

The British Hen Welfare Trust is a national charity that re-homes commercial laying hens, educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare, and encourages support for the British egg industry.

Ian Farrar, the local Co-ordinator and his hard working team of volunteers, will be re-homing their 100th flock of lucky hens on 14th December.

Ian joined the charity in April 2008 and with the support of his wife, Mollie, has seen close to 50,000 ex-commercial hens winging their way to free range pet homes.

Ian is proud of his team’s achievement and commented: “These hens make great pets for families or anyone new to hen -keeping, with their friendly characters and inquisitive nature. They also provide a supply of home-grown, fresh and tasty eggs!”

The British Hen Welfare Trust has found pet homes for almost 400,000 commercial laying hens across the country since it was founded in 2005 and so far this year has helped nearly 40,000 onto a free range retirement.

The Allesley team has 400 hens coming out on 14th December. If you would like to give some hens a good home in time for Christmas, please contact the charity first by emailing hens@bhwt.org.uk, call 01884 860084 or visit www.bhwt.org.uk.