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Retirement Homes for York Hens

Minster FM News Generic

9:11am 11th February 2014

Hens in York will soon be given the opportunity to enjoy a free range retirement thanks to the British Hen Welfare Trust.

The charity exists to re-home commercial laying hens and through its nationwide army of volunteers has managed to do just that for over 400,000 hens since its inception in 2005.

On Saturday 15th February the retirement centre at Sand Hutton will be re-homing a number of hens many of whom have promises of a new lifestyle ahead of them. But the charity still needs people to come forward and help make a difference to the lives of these birds.

Gaynor Davies, Logistics Co-ordinator for the charity said: “We are very grateful to everyone who has offered to re-home our birds but we need to ensure that every hen has a home waiting for her when she comes out of her cage. There are still a few needing somewhere to scratch around and enjoy having free range fun.”

Local co-ordinators for the charity, Ronda and Richard Morritt have run the collection point from their home since 2010, saving nearly 5,000 ex-bats and will be on hand on Saturday 15th to ensure all goes well!

The British Hen Welfare Trust is a national charity that re-homes commercial laying hens, educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare and encourages support for the British egg industry. Its aim is to see consumers and food manufacturers buy UK produced free-range eggs, resulting in a strong British egg industry where all commercial laying hens enjoy a good quality of life.

The charity is appealing for anyone who is able to offer a home to contact them first by calling

01884 86004 or emailing hens@bhwt.org.uk to ensure no hens are left behind at the farm.

To find out more or to reserve some hens, please email the charity at hens@bhwt.org.uk call 01884 860084

Or visit: www.bhwt.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BritishHenWelfareTrust Twitter: @BHWTOfficial

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