The British Hen Welfare Trust
The British Hen Welfare Trust is an organization here in the UK that seeks to re-home hens that have “worked” at egg-laying for a number of years and are scheduled to be slaughtered. You can adopt “one of the girls” (but be sure to pronounce that as “gels”) at a fairly decent price, and the organization provides support and advice on caring for your chickens. This is such a delightfully British kind of thing! If we didn’t have 2 cats, and if we had a yard, I would totally adopt Dumpling! Check out their gallery of spoiled chickens — some of them are a laugh!