Chicken and Egg Issue 12 - page 66-67

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Chicken & Egg. Welfare and Food Together.
Chicken & Egg. Welfare and Food Together.
Maple arrived at our Devon pop-up re-homing point just before Christmas and was simply an
extra lucky hen that came out from the farm. Although you wouldn’t think it to look at her she
was a bit of a shrinking violet initially, she stayed at the back of the barn, avoided the front of
the adoption queue, and squeaked when another hen so much as looked at her. Maple, you
see, was in full moult, a time when hens lose not only their dignity (oven ready isn’t a good
look), but also their confidence. And there she was at the end of the day, with a handful of
others without a home.
Of course, we never send a hen back (perish the thought), and we always make sure that
every hen ends up enjoying a free range retirement, and whilst Maple’s story is unremarkable
in many ways, she’s a good illustration of how even the shrinking violets have their day. Maple,
as you can see, is now a confident, bright-eyed hen currently working on a bushy tail (not
there yet), who has found her joie de vivre and is, well, having free range fun.
There will always be a home for a colony hen that we save from slaughter, always. Because
we love them.
And Finally
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Do you want to re-home some hens?
Call 01884 860084 or visit
Berkshire
- Crowthorne
Bristol
- Nr Bristol Airport
Cambridgeshire
- Godmanchester
Cornwall
- Camelford and Redruth
Devon
- South Molton and South Zeal
Derbyshire
- Ashbourne
Dorset
- Sturminster Newton
Essex
- Great Totham
Hampshire
- Waterlooville
Hertfordshire
- Bishops Stortford
Kent
- Biggin Hill
Lancashire
- Haslingden & Wigan
Lincolnshire South
- Aunby
Monmouthshire
- Lydart
Norfolk
- King Lynn
Northamptonshire
-Milton Keynes
Northumberland
- Gateshead
Nottinghamshire
- Newark
Oxfordshire
- Didcot
Scotland
- Aberdeen
Scotland
- St Andrews
Shopshire
- Overton
Somerset
- Farrington Gurney
Suffolk
- Baylham, nr Ipswich
Surrey
- Cranleigh
Sussex
- Chichester
Wales
- Gwernogle
West Midlands
- Allesley nr Coventry
Wiltshire
- Hinton Parva nr Swindon
Yorkshire North
- Sand Hutton nr York
Yorkshire South
- Rotherham
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