A team of hen-loving volunteers re-homed their 1,000th ex-commercial hen recently.

The British Hen Welfare Trust’s Redruth re-homing team were at Carharrack Animal Feeds last weekend for their latest pop-up event. The team were up bright and early to head off and collect the hens from one of the numerous farms the charity works with.

Since being established earlier this year the hard-working team of volunteers has held several re-homing events and saw its 1,000th hen go off to start her free range retirement last Sunday when she was adopted by David Godwyn.

Kim Jepheart, Redruth co-ordinator, said: “It’s wonderful to watch these hard-working girls go off to loving homes to enjoy their retirement. We are delighted to say we have re-homed 1,000 hens and cannot wait for the next 1,000.

“Re-homing these girls is just so rewarding, and I would encourage anyone to do it. Keep an eye on the BHWT’s website for our next Redruth re-homing day.”

The hens re-homed last weekend would have been sent to slaughter if they were not found new homes. Re-homing events are held in Redruth on a regular basis – people just need to register and then call the charity on 01884 860084 to be put on a waiting list.