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charity rehomes 900,000th hen in world first

We rehome our 900,000th hen, a world first!

The British Hen Welfare Trust rehomed lucky little Lottie, so called because she’s effectively won the hen equivalent of the lottery, from our new Dollar site in Scotland on Sunday, 20th November.

Lottie has gone to live out her retirement with Monica Craig, who collected her on the Sunday with son Jimmy. Also at home is Monica’s husband Jason, a Border Collie called Max and Howie the Shetland Sheepdog. It was the first time the family had rehomed from the BHWT, and what an extra special day they picked.

Lottie
Lottie the lucky hen, with new owners Jimmy and Monica.

Monica said: “I first heard about BHWT when I told a friend I would love to get some chickens at the end of 2019 and he told me his mum rescued through you.  When I saw the rehoming so near to my home in Dollar, I knew I had to help.

“Hilariously we came to adopt three chickens and left with five! They are settling in great, although they are still figuring out a few things about their new home, including going into their coop at night and getting up and down the steps.”

Once Lottie and her coop mates arrived in their new home, they were given a mini health check by Jimmy, who Monica tells us is delighted that he was given an extra special hen.

Everyone involved in the rehoming of these hens in Scotland was fully aware of biosecurity requirements and complied willingly in order to give these lucky little birds a second chance in life. Over 36,000 hens have been rehomed across the UK by the BHWT this year and we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone involved.

We are now looking forward to rehoming the millionth hen saved from slaughter. This lucky little hen will also enjoy the second part of her life as a much-loved family pet. Feathers crossed and watch this space!