I am often asked if recovering ex-bats need to wear hen coats when they first venture outside and I am first in line to encourage the proper care and keeping of pet chickens, but the truth is jumpers are not only unnecessary, they can be dangerous too.
The Avian Influenza, the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent 3rd nationwide lockdown on January 5, 2021 have brought our rehoming efforts to a halt. Whilst we would like to be able to continue to rehome hens, at this time we have to act to protect our staff, volunteers and adopters alike — strictly within both the COVID-19 and DEFRA lockdown restrictions.
AVIAN INFLUENZA UPDATE, 07/12/2020
From 14th December 2020 a housing order comes into force across the UK. All poultry will need to be kept under cover, away from wild birds from that date until further government advice.
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.
Our Jane got to sit down and chat with another Jane… Dr. Jane Goodall! To say we’re a little excited is an understatement. What an incredible, once-in-a-life-time opportunity!
David and Sarah Marek coordinate and host the charity’s Cheshire rehomings from their home in Nantwich. They, and rest of the Cheshire team, were delighted to reach an astonishing milestone on the 24th October when the 10,000th hen passed through their field on her way to a happy retirement.
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.