Yesterday we rescued five rather thin, tatty, sad looking battery hens. The current barren cage system is coming to an end on the 31st December and all hens that are in this cage system will have to go to slaughter at that time.
The British Hen Welfare Trust based in Chulmleigh, Devon have been looking for homes across the UK – can you help?
The girls had been driven through the night yesterday from Devon – the farmer had no money for feed and we were told the chickens had not eaten for a week. They are very thin so upon arrival at the Park last night the ‘girls’ were put into the safety of our Pets Corner area with a large bowl of grain and fresh water. They are still hiding this morning – I think it will take some time for them to realise now they have so much freedom here at the Park to wander around, pecking at the grass and enjoying the fresh air and winter sun.
We will worm, de-flea and feed them up and will show you hopefully transformation pictures in a few weeks time of these sweet, docile birds enjoying their new home and a life without bars!