In the egg industry, hens are not generally kept on farm past 80 weeks. This is because the egg shell can become thinner over time which is not suitable for the rigorous packing process the eggs can go through, and over time a hens productivity will dip below levels of commercial productivity.
However, contrary to standard practice, we feel our girls have worked hard and deserve a more gentler pace of life. They will still go on to lay very well in a domestic environment, are funny and inquisitive creatures by nature, and are great fun to have in the garden!
We are therefore up-scaling our rehoming process, and we hope this includes you! We’re passionate about our hens welfare, if you would like to rehome some of our girls, you will need the following:
1. A suitable box/crate to transport them home (we are unable to let you collect without one)
2. A comfy house that protects them from predators
3. Suitable food and water provisions
If you would like some of our girls, you can now reserve them in advance through our website. We will only be catching hens for re-homing on the dates and times shown on the website, hens are £2 each which is payable by cash on collection. All hens MUST be reserved through this website, please do not turn up on collection days without having reserved any.
Covid-19 security measures will be place on collection days, please follow the instructions on farm accordingly. For any queries, please call Pete on 07786 635101 or email [email protected]