Dragon’s Den tycoon Deborah Meaden has adopted eight hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust.
Her husband collected them from the charity’s Dorset re-homing point on Sunday, 21 May.
Deborah tweeted on the day to say she was ‘very excited’ about her new arrivals, before declaring they had arrived, adding: “It’s ok now ladies, time to relax and enjoy thanks you #britishhenwelfaretrust.”
The eight hens were among a total of 312 re-homed in Dorset the same day.
Deborah said: “I’ve been a keen supporter of the British Hen Welfare Trust for some years as I believe chickens are one of the most underrated animals on earth. This is the first time I’ve re-homed through the charity; I collected eight hens from Sturminster Newton on 21 May and they’re settling in well with my existing flock.
“It’s wonderfully rewarding to be able to give these hard working girls a loving home, and I hope this will be the first of many re-homings I undertake.”
If you are interested in re-homing some hens of your own simply register your details on our website and then call 01884 860084 to make a booking.