Your chance to give a sussex hen a home
Ever thought about keeping chickens? Just imagine the absolute joy of heading out into the garden in the morning and gathering fresh, incredibly tasty eggs for breakfast.
Keeping poultry is becoming really popular again in the UK but rather than buying young ‘point of lay’ birds, you might want to consider the possibility of providing a home for a hen in need of rescue. It’s a great opportunity to provide a commercial laying bird, otherwise destined for slaughter, with a kind and caring home in which to end their days, with the added bonus of wonderfully fresh eggs for you and your family.
The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) finds homes for thousands of these hens each year and its website offers excellent advice about how to get started, what accommodation you should provide, the equipment you will need etc.