1000 Hens Need Saving from Slaughter in Scotland

Maureen the Hen

OK, people in Scotland, Borders and Northern England!

Homes4Hens Battery Hen Rescue has the chance to save 1000 girls from slaughter from the end of the month and throughout October. They would dearly love to save each little life from the slaughterman, so do you have space to take a few girls, and help make it to that magic 1000? If so, please contact Homes4Hens via their website: www.homes4hens.co.uk

Collection points in Dumfries, Falkirk, Glasgow, Carlisle, Oban and the Borders.

Please help!

Win Some Chicken Books!

Maureen, rescued 2006, RIP 2009, living free at The Smallest Smallholding

Maureen, rescued 2006, RIP 2009, living free at The Smallest Smallholding

Calling all chicken fans! I’m happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with the poultry folk over at Wells Poultry Ltd and are happy to announce a giveaway in which one lucky winner can win three fantastic poultry books!

If you’ve got your own laying ladies, then keep them in tip-top laying condition with these books, full of information on how to keep your girls laying in a healthy and happy way.

The three books that we’re giving away are –

The Right Way To Keep Chickens by Virginia Shirt
Virginia Shirt has lived with chickens for over 15 years so her knowledge of these fascinating birds is conditioned by practical experience. Her book is a revelation to every aspiring enthusiast.

Extraordinary Chickens by Stephen Green-Armytage 
Chickens of all sizes, shapes, and colours parade through these pages, as Green-Armytage captures the surprising and expressive personality of these amazing birds.

Hens And The Art Of Chicken Maintenance by Martin Gurdon
Adopting and raising chickens has become so much more popular in the last decade – proof that you don’t need to be a farmer to keep poultry! This book chronicles the highs and lows of chicken care.

To enter our competition, simply leave a comment under this post or on the Facebook post, telling us what it is you love about hens the most.  The winner will be picked in one week and contacted directly via email or Facebook private message. If we don’t hear from the winner within 48hours of contact, then a new winner will be picked from the remaining entries.

The competition closes on 4th September at 9:00PM. Good luck!

Ex-Battery Hens in Scotland

Maureen, rescued 2006, RIP 2009, living free at The Smallest Smallholding

Maureen, rescued 2006, RIP 2009, living free at The Smallest Smallholding

If you’re located in Scotland and you’re looking to rehome ex-battery hens to a pet-only home, then you’re in luck!

hen rehoming Scotland

Firstly, in the Dumfries area, there’s Homes4Hens – http://www.homes4hens.co.uk
This hen rehoming organisation not only offers pet-only homes to ex-commercial hens (caged, barn and free range) from their HQ in Dumfries, but they also deliver hens to the Falkirk area, the Highlands and the borders.

Just call Homes4Hens to find out where your nearest collection point is. They almost always have hens waiting to go to homes so you won’t have to wait long to covet your brown and ginger treasure!

Wing And a Prayer Rescue

Wing And a Prayer Rescue

Secondly, there’s Wing And A Prayer Rescue – based in Edinburgh, the organisation was set up in 2012 is run by Jackie Balfour, Fi Reekie, Jean Dow and Kim Atherton and a team of volunteers. The organisation also has a rehoming team based in Kelty, Fife and are constantly rehoming throughout the year. Contact Wing And A Prayer rescue on wingandaprayerrescue@hotmail.co.uk or via their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WingAndAPrayerRescue

These Scottish ex-commercial hen rehoming organisations rely solely on donations and fundraising to operate – their daily running costs include feed, bedding and medication, and they also have to cover the cost of transport from taking the hens from farm to freedom. Please check each organisation’s Ts and Cs for more information about their rehoming policies.

Find out more about ex battery hen rehoming via http://www.exbatteryhens.org.uk

Got any Scottish hen rehoming organisations to add? Please leave your link in the comments section!