Fresh Start for Hens organisation is getting ready for their biggest nationwide rehoming on May 22, including from a collection point in Nottingham.

Fresh Start for Hens is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to rehoming hens.

They work closely with British farmers to purchase the hens before their slaughter date to give them a new, happier life.

Natalie Ranoszek, one of the Nottingham coordinators for Fresh Start for Hens, said: “On 22nd of May Fresh Start for Hens will be holding our largest rehoming to date, 6,000 in one day.

“These hens will be rehomed right across the country with collection points being held nationwide, one of which is in Nottingham.”

Natalie Ranoszek said: “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.

“We work closely with British farmers and purchase the hens from the caged, barn and free range systems, just before their slaughter date, we then rehome them to give them a new life and a happy retirement.”


Natalie Ranoszek

They won’t know until closer to the time how many of these hens will be rehomed in Nottingham.

For more information about rehoming a hen visit the Fresh Start For Hens website.