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Rehome a hen for only £2.50 @ Freshstartforhens.co.uk

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I saw a deal on here where hens were £5 each - these are half that price, and available in lots of different locations. I'm sure some clever people will make comments about eating them, but that's not really in the spirit of what these people are trying to do.

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Commercially, all laying hens are slaughtered at the age of 72 weeks, when their production drops slightly. Their carcasses are worth very little and are usually sold for dog food, baby food or cheap, processed pies etc. We work closely with British farmers and purchase the hens from the caged, barn and free range systems, just before their slaughter date.

We rehome hens to a diverse range of individuals wanting hens as pets or companion animals. Hens have begun their new lives in town, city and country gardens, allotments, schools and residential care homes. You don’t need to have a big garden to keep a few hens, they will be grateful for the additional years of freedom you can offer them and reward you with their entertaining antics and probably an egg or two. To this end, we do not rehome to people wishing sell them on or for further commercial purposes.
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The price of the hen shouldn't be a factor in rehoming ex-bats.

The rescue I use ask for a donation of £4 a hen but last time I took 3 I gave them £30 because of the selfless work they do. I can't rescue them all but I can give a bit extra cash to their cause.

I know this is a deal site but rehoming abused animal shouldn't be about price.
nick14077328/01/2019 18:53

What next? spiders that need a new web to raise there 3000 kids in or …What next? spiders that need a new web to raise there 3000 kids in or frogs who have to hop 12 miles a day to find water. Someone told me when i was younger that if you want to be loaded, start your own charity cuz you can pay yourself what you want. That is why there is a new charity every week however ridiculous or pointless they are. some fool will always buy into some conman's blurb.


Good idea. I'm going to start a charity aimed at giving free education to cynical old sods
Biggunspaul28/01/2019 19:04

On a serious note.What would be the minimum sort of area you would need to …On a serious note.What would be the minimum sort of area you would need to keep a couple of these ?


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That should do.
We have kept hens since 2007, our first ones were ex battery hens. They really need some TLC and as we found out they are not in the best of health. We lost the first one only 3 weeks after we picked them up and she was the healthiest looking one.
Essential - good secure fox proof housing, keep the housing clean and clean fresh water. Change the water as often as needed to keep it clean. Collect eggs regularly. Pick the hens up regularly as one of the first signs of illness is losing weight. Keep the food away from rats & mice, we usually get one or the other every winter. We use a radio during the day as an anti-fox device, just to make the fox think there is someone around. Foxes will strike during the day if there is no one around particularly in late winter and early spring when they are feeding cubs. Other problems are worms which the hens should be treated for at least every 6 months and mites which will live in the hen house and draw blood at night.
OK so it is not all bad, we buy our hens from a local farm, they have supported us when we have had problems with our hens. They go back there when we go on holiday. I'm not trying to put you off taking in some ex battery hens, but they will need a lot of attention and TLC. Not all vets are good with birds so find out before you have trouble which local vets do treat birds. Or you will just get a vet who shakes their head and charges you to put the bird down.
Chickens live approx 3-4 years on average, though ours have ranged from 11 months to our current oldest bird which is nearly 7 years old. We have got much better at caring for them over the years and can spot problems when they occur.
Be ready for some heartache, as you will get very attached to them as they all have individual personalities and are really good pets, good company when you are out in the garden.

I am not trying to put anyone off battery hens, taking them in and turning them round is very rewarding, we just know people who have lost their hens to foxes and did not keep hens again. Keep them secure and clean and they will gobble up kitchen scraps and reward you with some eggs. They do need layers pellets to balance up their diet and some grit to aid their digestion.

Keep them safe and you and your hens will be very happy.
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This is eggsactly the deal I’ve been waiting for.Heat
That hen in the photo looks like it knows what's coming if you don't re home it ! 😳
......, but that's not really in the spirit of what these people are trying to do....

...er yes you are rescuing hens that have been egg machines for 18 months as caged hens - the alternative is they are sent for animal food or chicken products - you will need to buy food, bedding, coop so £2.50 is just the start
Runners from KFC?
The price of the hen shouldn't be a factor in rehoming ex-bats.

The rescue I use ask for a donation of £4 a hen but last time I took 3 I gave them £30 because of the selfless work they do. I can't rescue them all but I can give a bit extra cash to their cause.

I know this is a deal site but rehoming abused animal shouldn't be about price.
Foul jokes!
Cheap price per kg!
Biggunspaul11 m ago

That hen in the photo looks like it knows what's coming if you don't re …That hen in the photo looks like it knows what's coming if you don't re home it ! 😳


He looks ill aswell, even colonel sanders wouldn't want that one. 🍗🍗🍗🍗🍟🍟🍟🍟🥤🥤🥤🥤
darecy11 m ago

Runners from KFC?


The great eggscape !
What next? spiders that need a new web to raise there 3000 kids in or frogs who have to hop 12 miles a day to find water. Someone told me when i was younger that if you want to be loaded, start your own charity cuz you can pay yourself what you want. That is why there is a new charity every week however ridiculous or pointless they are. some fool will always buy into some conman's blurb.
we had chickens for a number of years. The first batch were rescue chickens. Firstly to note that the reason they are being rehomed is that they are nearing the end of their egg laying life so dont expect too many eggs. Secondly we found that the health was not as good as the bred chickens we purchased later, so you will be factoring in vets bills of probably £40 a visit.

As pets they were much more sociable then the ones we had latterly. They did recover well in appearance after they were rehomed and were good fun. But if you are thinking that you will offset the cost of owning chickens with the money saved on eggs then think again.
Biggunspaul17 m ago

That hen in the photo looks like it knows what's coming if you don't re …That hen in the photo looks like it knows what's coming if you don't re home it ! 😳


Cluckin hell, theyve already started plucking it
The soft side of me always thinks it would be nice to have a few hens in the garden. The reasonable side of me knows we would have to have one of those fox proof hen houses due to our regular foxy visitor , and that I’m not really farmers wife material in terms of letting them out and putting them back inside each night.
nick14077328/01/2019 18:53

What next? spiders that need a new web to raise there 3000 kids in or …What next? spiders that need a new web to raise there 3000 kids in or frogs who have to hop 12 miles a day to find water. Someone told me when i was younger that if you want to be loaded, start your own charity cuz you can pay yourself what you want. That is why there is a new charity every week however ridiculous or pointless they are. some fool will always buy into some conman's blurb.


Good idea. I'm going to start a charity aimed at giving free education to cynical old sods
On a serious note.

What would be the minimum sort of area you would need to keep a couple of these ?
Can’t get them this cheap in Aldi - hot
s9609642s5 m ago

Can’t get them this cheap in Aldi - hot


What about cold ?
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Mmmmmmmmmmmm, chicken...
I'm going to get one and name it chicken ding
What do you need to care for a hen? I’ve got approx 10x10m garden, this enough space
1on432 m ago

The price of the hen shouldn't be a factor in rehoming ex-bats. The rescue …The price of the hen shouldn't be a factor in rehoming ex-bats. The rescue I use ask for a donation of £4 a hen but last time I took 3 I gave them £30 because of the selfless work they do. I can't rescue them all but I can give a bit extra cash to their cause.I know this is a deal site but rehoming abused animal shouldn't be about price.


You're a saint. God bless you.
Biggunspaul28/01/2019 19:04

On a serious note.What would be the minimum sort of area you would need to …On a serious note.What would be the minimum sort of area you would need to keep a couple of these ?


Minimum 12ft X 6ft for 3 hens to keep them happy.
Edited by: "PaulandPam" 28th Jan 2019
Bargain, it was £5, a week ago. Heat
tinkerbellian28/01/2019 18:55

The soft side of me always thinks it would be nice to have a few hens in …The soft side of me always thinks it would be nice to have a few hens in the garden. The reasonable side of me knows we would have to have one of those fox proof hen houses due to our regular foxy visitor , and that I’m not really farmers wife material in terms of letting them out and putting them back inside each night.


omlet.co.uk

These look pretty good
ukwestspeed25 m ago

we had chickens for a number of years. The first batch were rescue …we had chickens for a number of years. The first batch were rescue chickens. Firstly to note that the reason they are being rehomed is that they are nearing the end of their egg laying life so dont expect too many eggs. Secondly we found that the health was not as good as the bred chickens we purchased later, so you will be factoring in vets bills of probably £40 a visit.As pets they were much more sociable then the ones we had latterly. They did recover well in appearance after they were rehomed and were good fun. But if you are thinking that you will offset the cost of owning chickens with the money saved on eggs then think again.


Good advice, hopefully people will not *just* be thinking about the egg coming these hens.
borat123413 m ago

What do you need to care for a hen? I’ve got approx 10x10m garden, this e …What do you need to care for a hen? I’ve got approx 10x10m garden, this enough space


That's plenty of space for a few hens but be warned if you have a nice garden your plants will get trashed so it's best fencing a smaller section off just for the chickens to scratch around and eat everything in sight and that includes frogs, worms and small mice.
Edited by: "PaulandPam" 28th Jan 2019
Maybe they will lay a golden egg 💝 last time it was posted it was £5 donation , even more of a bargain for a new member to the family. None near me. Just a word to the wise check with local landlords first and read up on whats needed as with any animal. Dont fall foul ! Dont be clucking mad , wise up first 💝
Biggunspaul19 m ago

On a serious note.What would be the minimum sort of area you would need to …On a serious note.What would be the minimum sort of area you would need to keep a couple of these ?



How big is your freezer?
i feel cheated,

i wanted to make jokes about eating these hens,

but apparently that privilege is only for clever people
Biggunspaul28/01/2019 19:04

On a serious note.What would be the minimum sort of area you would need to …On a serious note.What would be the minimum sort of area you would need to keep a couple of these ?


36935444-ec6ZH.jpg
That should do.
Grumpy_Cat28th Jan

https://www.omlet.co.ukThese look pretty good


They are good and also hold their value well.
We have the Classic and the only thing I dislike is there's no separate nesting box so one of my hens always claims the egg laying section as her bed and $hits in it every night so if I don't remove her dirt the eggs can be a bit dirty.
PaulandPam28/01/2019 19:16

12ft X 6ft for 3 hens to keep them happy.


Only got about 6ft x 6ft going spare.
1on447 m ago

The price of the hen shouldn't be a factor in rehoming ex-bats. The rescue …The price of the hen shouldn't be a factor in rehoming ex-bats. The rescue I use ask for a donation of £4 a hen but last time I took 3 I gave them £30 because of the selfless work they do. I can't rescue them all but I can give a bit extra cash to their cause.I know this is a deal site but rehoming abused animal shouldn't be about price.


Yep, I agree. Although either way I think this deal is still useful to raise awareness that you can take in these hens.

I'd be tempted if I had a reasonable garden rather than a small yard, it must be amazing for them after being shut up all that time.
Chris_Pink33 m ago

Good idea. I'm going to start a charity aimed at giving free education to …Good idea. I'm going to start a charity aimed at giving free education to cynical old sods


Why not, it sounds better than half the other charities that are bouncing around
lovely post, there are none near me otherwise I would have helped out and re homed a couple of them. Hope they find nice homes for them.
There's surely at least one person who would give one a certain name...

"What's that in your garden?"

"Oh, that's just my Chicken: Wing."

Biggunspaul28/01/2019 19:27

Only got about 6ft x 6ft going spare.


Would I just section that off, or would they stay in the 6x6ft overnight and have to have the rest of the garden during daytime
borat12343 m ago

Would I just section that off, or would they stay in the 6x6ft overnight …Would I just section that off, or would they stay in the 6x6ft overnight and have to have the rest of the garden during daytime



No that is literally all they would have.
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