Tens of thousands of hens across the United Kingdom need rehoming every year and you can help. By rehoming these hens you will be helping to save them from slaughter.

Fresh Start For Hens are looking for people to rehome hens. Here’s a little more about them:

Commercially, all laying hens are slaughtered at the age of 72 weeks, when their production drops slightly. Their carcasses are worth very little and are usually sold for dog food, baby food or cheap, processed pies etc. We work closely with British farmers and purchase the hens from the caged, barn and free range systems, just before their slaughter date. While these hens are often referred to as ex battery hens, the old style battery cages are no longer in use, with a new style, enriched colony cage being used instead.

We rehome hens to a diverse range of individuals wanting hens as pets or companion animals. Hens have begun their new lives in town, city and country gardens, allotments, schools and residential care homes. You don’t need to have a big garden to keep a few hens, they will be grateful for the additional years of freedom you can offer them and reward you with their entertaining antics and probably an egg or two. To this end, we do not rehome to people wishing sell them on or for further commercial purposes.

To register, please visit – https://freshstartforhens.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1BIM25zvhQl3tVO5aqbdgg5YP6eiVyFzudvY1-g9Giy0qnFtv_HHtDpDs