Coronavirus might have stopped us from rehoming but we can still be there for your hens

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Thank you to everyone who has contacted us asking when we will be in a position to start rehoming again. Currently all new registrations are on hold in order to cope with the volume of enquiries, but we will open registrations again w/c 1st June.

In the meantime, we are working closely with our volunteer teams and farmers to ensure the safest and most efficient way to start up again adhering to government guidelines and social distancing regulations. We have learned valuable lessons from two authorised hen collections undertaken during lockdown in Cornwall and Scotland, and were able to rehome hens on welfare grounds.

Please keep checking our website and social media posts for updated information. We will be getting our hands on hens again soon, and whilst they’re currently waiting patiently in their cages, they are so looking forward to starting a new life in your back garden…

Thanks for your patience, and support. We couldn’t do what we do without you.

"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!"
"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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