A whopping 12,000 free-range hens destined for the slaughter house are up for grabs at just £1-EACH.
Despite helping to provide a banquet across Britain’s breakfast tables thousands of the healthy egg-laying birds face being killed.
Every year Babthorpe Hall Farm, near Selby, North Yorks., offer up ‘their ladies’ to members of the public for just a quid.
The idea is to ship in 12,000 new hens to the farm every 13 months to avoid ‘deteriorating shell quality’ – so the owners are forced to ditch their old broods.
In January 2017 all the hens were re-homed to the amazement of farm owner Sheena Seels who is hoping for something similar this year.
Ms Seels said: “‘The hens have a lovely temperament and just need a bit of space to roam.
“It seems a shame for them to go to slaughter – they will save people a lot of money on buying eggs.
“If anyone can give a hen a forever home that would mean a lot to everyone at Babthorpe Hall Farm.
“The hens are commercial laying hens around 17 months old, all very well looked after – and still laying lots of eggs.”
The re-homing event will run today (sat) and tomorrow (sun) from 9:30am until 4pm and again from 9am until 1pm on Monday, January 8 until Thursday, January 11.
Anyone wanting more then 50 hens are asked to message the Babthorpe Hall Farm Facebook page, or text 07596230327 between the hours of 9am and 4pm.
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