Rehoming Hens

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, every year. Without us, these lovely girls would otherwise be destined for slaughter. We have hen collection points all over the country and rehomings take place on a regular basis. To find the one nearest to you just click here.

It is an Animal & Plant Health Agency requirement that all hens are traceable and we therefore require full contact details of rehomers.  We do not make a charge for the hens, but we do ask for a donation to cover what we pay the farmers, vet fees, fuel, phone bills, trailers, equipment and feed. Donations also support our ongoing work in campaigning for a free-range future for all hens.

The average donation we receive is £5 per hen. If you would like to adopt some caged hens follow steps 1, 2 and 3 below:

Step 1

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions even if you have previous experience in hen keeping, there are important points you need to read.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Call our Hen Central on 01884 860084 to complete your booking and confirm your hen adoption.