AN animal welfare charity is looking to rehomes hens destined for the slaughterhouse.

The next rehoming date is Saturday, June 1.

There are 2400 hens who need new homes and the collection point is in Crewe.

FSFH reach agreements with farms up and down the country to rehome their hens with ordinary people in their backyards or gardens.

Sarah Thornton, from FSFH said: “The hens are collected from the farms by a team of volunteers early in the morning. They are then driven to collection points throughout the UK and rehomed the same day, these collection points are also run by volunteers.”

FSFH ask for a minimum donation of £2.50 per hen to cover costs of fuel, feed and expenses in rehoming.

Sarah added: “They ask for pictures of your chicken coop, run and free-range area so that they know they are going to good retirement homes.”

Fresh Start for Hens (FSFH) are looking to rehome 5,700 hens in July and another 5,700 in September.

For more information visit the website and visit the Facebook page to find out about collection points.