Hundreds of hens in Cornwall will become homeless this month and could face slaughter if not rehoused.

Charity British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) is hoping to find homes for the six hundred ex-commercial free-range hens from January 12.

Once they reach 18 months old, they are no longer considered commercially viable and are classed as 'end of lay' so would be sent to slaughter if not for the charity's lifesaving work.

This is why BHWT is keen to hear from any kind-hearted people in Cornwall who could help collect hens from its rehoming centres in Redruth and Liskeard this month.

Gaynor Davies, head of operations, said: "We’re really hoping to get 2020 off to a fantastic start by finding homes for all 600 hens in Cornwall. Not only will you get the feelgood factor from knowing you’ve saved lives, but you’ll also be rewarded with flock of a funny, inquisitive, life-enriching feathered friends to enjoy.

“These hens really do deserve their retirements, so if you’ve got a bit of space in your back garden, some time to give and space on your plate for an egg or two you can’t go far wrong by adopting some ex-bats.”

To rehome some hens please register your details at and then call Hen Central on 01884 860084 to complete your booking.