Can you host in Hereford?

Posted 4th July 2017 10:14am by

Are you an animal lover? Do you have a stable or barn you could lend out once in a while? Then you could be the British Hen Welfare Trust’s next answer to its life-saving work for hens destined for slaughter.

The charity re-homes hens across the country and is looking to set up a brand new re-homing point in the Hereford/Leominster area and needs a site from which to operate.

This means hundreds of people in the area will be able to keep thousands of laying hens as pets, and the hens themselves will gain loving retirement homes.

The British Hen Welfare Trust works hard to give as many laying hens as possible an alternative fate, re-homing around 50,000 commercial laying hens all over the UK each year, and the charity is now keen to find just the right site from which to re-home some of its lucky hens in the central region of Herefordshire.

Gaynor Davies, Head of Operations at the BHWT, said: “We have successfully set up volunteer teams across the UK and are now looking to set up a new collection point in Herefordshire.  Our hens are egg-stremely popular and we need someone who can lend us a stable and/or barn enclosure for an afternoon once every four to six weeks while we re-home our lovely hens, and we need a bit of parking too.

“Not only could you change the lives of thousands of hens but you would also meet lots of kind people collecting their new pets. It is an incredibly uplifting and rewarding experience.”

As well as re-homing commercial hens, the charity educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare, and encourages support for the British egg industry. Its ultimate aim is to see consumers and food manufacturers buying only UK produced free range eggs, resulting in a strong British egg industry where all commercial laying hens enjoy a good quality life.

If you have a love of animals, and have somewhere secure to keep hens for an afternoon once every six weeks get in touch with Gaynor on 01884 860084 for an informal chat.