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SO FAR WE HAVE REHOMED HENS

Our dream is a future where all commercial laying hens are kept in small free-range flocks, so they can live a lovely life outdoors

We also help people experience the joys of keeping hens as pets through our hen rehoming scheme

Demelza
"In summer Demelza enjoys sunbathing in the morning sun, returning to the shade as it gets warmer. She often indulges in a quick snooze, but makes sure to lie on her corn to stop not only the other hens, but also the colony of sparrows that live in the rafters of our cottage from helping themselves to a snack. She certainly seems to be enjoying her retirement!"
Kentucky
"She’s been part of the family for three years, along with up to nine other girls. She has a big personality and when treats are scattered she prefers chasing the others away rather than eating. She behaves like a dog, following humans and chasing our cats around the garden. Being nosy, a vantage point like the bird bath is perfect."
The girls
"The ladies enjoying a stroll in the garden. They are now all fully feathered and quite tame. We have daily snuggles, though some are more affectionate than others. My cat has resigned herself to the fact that these are the new ladies of the house, and garden, and that she must keep well out of their way!"
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If you would like to be involved in our work, there are lots of ways your help can really make a difference and we would love to hear from you.

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Chicken & Egg issue 23

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Cheeky chicks and fluffy butts

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Here you will find everything you need to give your hens a wonderful new home.
We stock a range of products to help you care for your hens, all of which have been tried and tested by our re-homers across the country.
We have a great range of hen keeping equipment, health products and accessories, so everything you need to keep your girls happy.

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