The mission of Give a Hen a Home is to save as many hens from commercial egg farms as possible and offer them a second chance at life.
We are a Not for profit organisation rehoming hens from a number of farms the hens are mainly from Barn Kept or Free Range farms. The hens have lived there producing eggs for commercial purposes if we did not step in and work with the farmers to re home them their fate would be slaughter. The hens are between 16-18 months old and still have plenty of life left in them and love to give.
We rehome to many places including loving families, smallholders, allotment owners, equestrian facilities and schools being our newest project (please see ‘Hens go to School’ Tab) hoping to make hen keeping accessible to all.
We believe each hen deserves a second chance at life, a chance to experience freedom, sunshine and grass! They deserve to be able to scratch in the dirt and dust bathe until their hearts are content. Many of these things most hens will never have experienced!
Part of our ‘Hens go to School’ Project is to also encourage the schools to sign the No Hatch pledge – we would like to see schools refraining from the outdated hatching projects as this often causes unwanted hens and cockerels – this is sometimes not considered before the project begins.
There are a number of companies set up to provide eggs for hatching and do take them back afterwards with the promise of them living out their lives on free range farms… This is something which is questioned regularly. We feel that with technology there are better ways today for children to learn about this subject.
How Do I Rehome?
Firstly thank you for considering re-homing some of these lovely hens! We will advertise and new rehoming dates across social media so please look out for those – there are almost always hens in need of a loving home.
Due to the scale of rehoming hens it is not physically possible to run a home check system. We ask that you please be 100% sure hen keeping is for you before registering to rehome/reserve hens. Like when taking on any new animal comes responsibility, its best to research and learn how best to provide care for your new hens.
We have plenty of information available on this website, Hen Care information download and some useful links.
If you are 100% sure you would like to rehome you will be able to register your interest once the dates are announced.
Hen Care Info
Upcoming Rehoming Dates
We still have hens waiting to be reserved 23rd Sept and Early October
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