Could you host rehoming events for hens saved from slaughter?

A charity that saves around 60,000 hens from slaughter every year is looking for somewhere to host its rehoming days in Perth.

The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) holds around 10 rehoming days in Perth every year, as well as a similar number of events at other locations throughout the country.

The charity is now appealing for someone with suitable premises to hold its future rehoming days where hens are brought from the farm and handed over to their adoptive families.

Suitable premises require stables or barns for holding hens on the day, parking for up to 10 cars and somewhere that the public can visit to collect their hens.

Jane Howorth MBE, founder of the BHWT, said:

Rehoming hens saved from slaughter is one of our core purposes and introducing more and more people to the joy of hen keeping is a big part of how we’re helping to change hearts and minds about these wonderful but often undervalued creatures.

People who give up their space and time to enable us to hold rehoming days are vital to our life saving work and are truly good eggs! If you think you can help us, please get in touch to find out more.

For more information visit our Rehoming Site Host page.

Notes to Editors

The British Hen Welfare Trust [BHWT] has been rescuing hens from slaughter and rehoming them throughout the United Kingdom since 2005. Working closely with leaders in the egg industry, the BHWT designed and developed the original rehoming model, and has rehomed over 900,000 hens to date.

In addition to it’s rehoming efforts, the BHWT works closely with government agencies and veterinary institutions to develop programmes and practices to improve hen welfare. The BHWT has also developed an education programme providing resources to schools to help pupils explore food, farming and animal welfare. Additionally, the BHWT is researching and developing a Hens as Therapy programme to assist those suffering with mental health.

The BHWT provides online information and expert guidance for pet hen keepers and offers a hen helpline for advice on caring for sick birds.