Your Stories

Here is a collection of hen themed stories shared by some of our fantastic supporters. If you’d like your story to be considered for this page please send it to us along with a photo via our 'send us a photograph' page.

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Avril – from Gill Newbery

Avril has been a source of admiration for me and although I have had many hens (I always seem to take a poorly one from most rescues), Avril has certainly become rather special.

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Bayleaf – from Megan Whiteman

We've had Bayleaf for four years now, and she's five and a half years old. For ages she was the omega girl of a flock of 12 hens, but she's slowly risen through the ranks to become a leader of her own little gang.

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Hetty – from Wendy

We have had an egg nearly every day from Hetty since she started laying again after her last moult.  In her younger days she used to jump/flap over a four foot fence and get into my veg and flowers! 

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Rose – from Emma Connell

I was delighted to take Rose for her check up and all the staff came in to see our little miracle hen. They were truly chuffed. As were we!

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Prunella – from Debbie Morris-Kirby

We first acquired 4 hens, including Prunella, last September from Camelford. Little did we realise at that time what wonderful characters they are!

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Toffee – from Molly Fosgate

Toffee once found herself in a run with about 30 other chickens. How was her owner Molly able to tell her apart?!

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Edna – from Jacquie Lee

Edna was the gutsyest little character who survived a Fox attack in dramatic fashion!

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Woof – from Heather Cole

The lovely Woof, who was adopted in a group of three by Heather Cole, was entered in the Newark Advertiser’s Pet of the Year 2016 competition in the “other animals” class – and was crowned the overall winner!

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Vera – from Jacqueline Green

Vera started life after being re-homed with 9 other feathered ladies to her new home on our hillside overlooking Lower Nidderdale in North Yorkshire.

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Paul Checkley and Twiggy

Paul Checkley adores his hens and told us about how hen keeping benefits him...