Little Buttercup here may look the worse for wear, but really she’s in hen heaven. Having lived in a cage for the first 18 months of her life, this is Buttercup’s first dust bath in her happy new home in someone’s back garden.
We find caring homes for thousands of commercial laying hens like Buttercup, who are destined for slaughter, each year and have hen collection points all over the country. To find the one nearest to you just click here.
It is an Animal & Plant Health Agency requirement that all hens are traceable and therefore we require full contact details of rehomers. We do not make a charge for the hens or their adoption, but we ask for a donation to cover what we pay the farmers, vet fees, fuel, phone bills, trailers, equipment and feed as well as supporting our ongoing and very successful campaign work for a free range future.
The average donation we receive is £5 per hen, and if you would like to adopt some caged hens follow steps 1, 2 and 3 below:
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions even if you have previous experience in hen keeping, there are important points you need to read.
Register your details online or by phone on 01884 860084. You will receive an email confirming your registration. Whilst submitting your details online may speed up the booking process it does not guarantee a hen booking; we will still need to speak to you before a hen booking can be made.