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Rehoming Hens in Schools

Hens in school with pupils

There is growing research to show that animals in schools can help reduce stress and anxiety in pupils, as well as build confidence, empathy and life skills. It is therefore not surprising that more schools are looking at keeping animals.

Chickens have often been a popular choice as school pets. Not only are they friendly and charismatic, they lay fresh eggs and provide a variety of links to areas across the curriculum. Another benefit of keeping school hens is that they live outside in small flocks, allowing them plenty of breaks from children throughout the day during lessons. The hens we rehome are all ex-commercial hens destined for slaughter, but given the chance can go on to lead long, happy, laying lives in your school.

Owning a flock of school hens can be rewarding for pupils and staff alike, but before you opt to adopt our ex-bats, please do plenty of research to make sure you can give them all the care they need.

To help you, we have put together a handy booklet which should give you a comprehensive guide to things you should consider before rehoming hens in schools. If you’re set on rehoming some hens and are satisfied your school has considered everything involved, simply give us a call on 01884 860084 to speak to our rehoming team. Our trained staff will also be on hand to provide care and support via our Hen Care Advice Line throughout the lives of your hens, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can also download our Sample Animals in School Policy and Sample Risk Assessment for you to consider adapting.