PRESS RELEASE – February 2015
Spirited hens with GSOH seek LTR for PnP. Or for those who prefer the Queen’s English: Spirited hens with a good sense of humour seek long term relationships for party and play!
Looking for love in 2015 and to form new friendships? With the added bonus of your own supply of free range eggs? Then look no further, this Valentines the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) will be holding a ‘pop-up’ re-homings across the country this February and hopes to find happy free range retirement homes for hundreds of ex-bat hens. These lucky spring chickens are looking for long term love, companionship and a good home, and in return they will bring fresh and tasty eggs to the relationship!
The hen welfare charity is appealing for kind-hearted members of the public to get in touch before the re-homing date and put their name forward to adopt a few hens. Gaynor Davies, operations manager and volunteer for the BHWT said, “These hens make amazing pets, they give so much back with their friendly and inquisitive natures, not to mention eggs. If you haven’t adopted hens before, it’s incredibly rewarding to give them a second chance in life, and I’d highly recommend it.”
The national charity, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year, is well-known for its pioneering work in re-homing commercial laying hens and through its nationwide team of volunteers has found homes for almost 450,000 hens since it started in 2005. The charity operates out of its main office in Devon and finds new homes for hens’ right across the UK. Later this year the BHWT hopes to meet ‘Dee’, their soon to be 500,000th lucky hen – ‘D’ is 500,000 in roman numerals.
There is always something eggciting going on at the British Hen Welfare Trust, to read latest news, find out about fundraising or where re-homing’s are taking place across the country visit www.bhwt.org.uk or follow us on facebook www.facebook.com/britishhenwelfaretrust or Twitter @BHWTofficial
The charity is appealing for anyone who is able to offer a permanent home to contact them first by calling 01884 860084, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A donation is requested to cover costs and help save more hens from slaughter. Please note hens must be reserved in advance.