Spring brings with it freshness and new beginnings – spring clean anyone?! With that in mind we thought it was time to give our Sponsor a Hen scheme a bit of a refresh. After all, there were 56,000 hens re-homed in 2016 and they all have a story to tell!
So, here we introduce our new spring chickens who are bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and waiting to share their stories with you!
Sponsoring a hen makes a wonderful gift for someone who may not be able to keep hens themselves, or who may just appreciate you supporting the charity in this way.
It’s so simple to sponsor a hen – just wing it over to our website and get started! Now the only tricky bit is choosing which gorgeous girl to sponsor?!
Glenda, adopted from South Zeal, was quiet and nervous at first, but quickly found her feet and worked her way to the top of the pecking order. Glenda’s favourite treats are pumpkin, watercress, earwigs and slugs and she loves a warm bowl of porridge on a frosty morning.
Guinevere is one of four hens adopted from Denmead at the end of 2016. She now lives at Cluckingham Palace in Camelot Coop! Guinevere is a very bossy, feisty girl who doesn’t put up with any nonsense from her friends, and she even once saw off the resident ginger tom cat who doesn’t sniff around her coop anymore!
Primrose was adopted with two other exbats on a particularly stormy day and spent the first week of her free range retirement in her keeper’s kitchen. She must have thought she’d arrived in hen heaven! Since then Primrose has become very vocal, often running over to anyone she sees to tell them what she’s been up to. She loves interacting with humans and her main aim in life is to break into her keeper’s house!
Willow was the first to emerge from the crate when she arrived at her new home to start her free range retirement. Since then Willow has become the most vocal of the flock, often running up her ramp in return for a treat! Despite having her own perch, Willow has picked her favourite corner of the coop where she sleeps and lays her eggs too.
You will all be familiar with Dee, who was the 500,000th hen re-homed in January 2016 by the BHWT. After her moment in the spotlight Dee has settled into her free range retirement and can often be found dust bathing and grazing with her husband, Corrie!
The re-hab rebels:
Meet the re-hab rebels: Meg, Rosie and Twirl. Three hens lucky enough to be looked after by the charity’s very own Head of Operations, Gaynor Davies. They now enjoy life in a homely residence on the edge of Dartmoor called Cluckton-on-the-Moor, with their every whim catered for.