Can you give Thistle and her friends a loving home?

Posted 4th June 2015 02:05pm by


Thistle and her friends, at just 18 months old have reached the end of their commercial laying life, and are now destined for slaughter. Hen welfare charity, the British Hen Welfare Trust, is holding a pop-up Hen Collection in St. Andrews on 6th June and hopes to find loving homes for hundreds of ex-colony laying hens just like Thistle.

 Cheryl Binnie, local Co-ordinator for the British Hen Welfare Trust says:

“At first ex-bat hens like Thistle may look a little prickly, with a few feathers missing, but this is all part of the rehabilitation process, and you’ll be amazed by their transformation as they blossom within weeks!”

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 460,000 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.

Hens need to be reserved in advance of Hen Collections and if you are interested in re-homing a few like Thistle please call Hen Central 01884 860084 or email A donation is requested to cover costs and help save more hens from slaughter.