Forget the A-team it’s all about the Hentastic H-team!
When curry enthusiast Lesley Ferentz signed up to adopt some ex-commercial hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust, little did she know how much they would spice up her life!
Lesley was initially advised by the charity’s re-homing team at Hen Central in Devon that her new hens may look a little tatty and be shy at first, but within just a few weeks Lesley was amazed at the bond she had formed with her hens, and told us, “Of my four girls Korma is top dog! No question. Jalfrezi likes a bit of bling – watches and sparkly wellies just aren’t safe! Balti is our timid sweetie.”
“My favourite Biryani didn’t like the weather for a couple of days, but with hot water bottles and some hot mash porridge she is just fine now. When we arrived at Chulmleigh one of the girls pointed out Biryani, telling me how sweet she was… and she is, and I swear blind she knows her name now!”
The hen welfare charity will be holding its next pop-up re-homing day in Chulmleigh (and South Zeal) on Saturday 24th October and hopes to find caring homes for hundreds of hens just like Lesley’s Korma, Jalfrezi, Balti and Biryani. Lesley urges anyone interested in adopting their own Hentastic H-team to call the British Hen Welfare Trust at Hen Central on 01884 860084.
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. Later this year the charity hopes to meet Dee, their soon to be 500,000th lucky hen – ‘D’ is 500,000 in roman numerals. You can follow their Countdown to Dee here www.bhwt.org.uk/countdowntodee.