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About Fresh Start for Hens

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2011, 20:03
by bluebell
Hen Rehomers UK was founded over two years ago. Prior to this many of us had been involved in North London Hen Rescue.

We are a not-for-profit voluntary organisation. A group of people who come together to take hens out of cages, transport them to the many collection points we have and rehome them into permanent, loving homes. Our volunteers come from all walks of life - they have a common bond - to give ex-battery hens (destined for slaughter) the opportunity to live life as a hen (scratching about in the soil, laying eggs in nest boxes and being able to roost on a perch at night).

We work closely with farmers, and arrange to secure the lives of the hens and then advertise the date the hens will be released from the cages. We do not, as some people think, break into farms and steal hens. We work legally, ethically and in the interests of the hens.

We receive no funding, we do ask for a donation of £2.50 for each hen, this does not cover our costs. We have hens to pay for, transport to hire and hens to transport over a number of counties to deliver to collection points.

We work on a shoestring and welcome any assistance, whether that be people offering to volunteer or people making donations to help us carry on our work.

We are eternally grateful to the wonderful folk who offer homes to the hens and give them the opportunity to revert back to what nature intended.

Re: About Us

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2011, 21:17
by Annie
Thank you on behalf of battery hens everywhere {hug}

Re: About Us

PostPosted: 25 Jan 2011, 02:07
by battychick_kike
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We would like to announce our newest collection center

Newport Gwent in South Wales

Now operating

We would also like to say a huge welcome to

Willow who will be running this collection center




Thankyou.

Taz

xxxx

Re: About Us

PostPosted: 25 Jan 2011, 05:35
by Steve the Gas
)t' {hug}

Re: About Us

PostPosted: 25 Jan 2011, 06:11
by perchy
)t'

Re: About Us

PostPosted: 25 Jan 2011, 10:37
by Willow
Chuffed & very proud to be able to help!! )c(
I couldn't do it without the support of my 'other arf' Tony.. (who was a touch confused - "Why are they called Henrehomers? - Whos Henry?" (his hearts in the right place - sigh )t' )

Re: About Us

PostPosted: 25 Jan 2011, 10:52
by wendy
Well done Tina. Very rewarding I can assure you.
{hug}

Re: About Us

PostPosted: 26 Jan 2011, 10:45
by Casnz10
willow youre a -star<

Re: About Us

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2011, 14:49
by kankel
Hi,

I would be interested in setting up a distrubution site, Im in rotherham, how do I get involved

thanks

Re: About Us

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2011, 15:13
by perchy
kankel wrote:Hi,

I would be interested in setting up a distrubution site, Im in rotherham, how do I get involved

thanks



Am sure someone will be along soon to give you some advice, Bluebell or Taz {hug}

Re: About Us

PostPosted: 29 Jan 2011, 08:01
by bluebell
Hi Kankel -

Sorry for delay in getting back to you. I have PM'd you.

)t'

Re: About Fresh Start for Hens

PostPosted: 01 Apr 2012, 21:19
by taffy1970
Well done and thank-you for all the hard work of the volunteers yesterday to enable me to get my Lovely 4 girlie's, Special thanks to Bev for being so welcoming and informative and the cup of tea, hopefully i will be giving plenty of free time to you in the future :-)

Re: About Fresh Start for Hens

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2012, 15:19
by SallyD
I turned up- helped, offered advice and popped chickens in the boxes for people. Easy! But I know that behind my tiny contribution was a massive load of organisation, worry, long hours and hard work-well done to Taz and all those who were at the "sharp end" of the rescue and all it massive organisation. a job very well done, and Im looking forward to the next one. )t' >ch<

Re: About Fresh Start for Hens

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2012, 22:05
by aceface
i too would like to offer my help to anyone who is rehoming in my area im sheffield but have a car and will travel ie rotherham doncaster barnsley etc i am free most times but cant travel in snow . if anyone needs help please pm me for my number :-D

Re: About Fresh Start for Hens

PostPosted: 05 Apr 2012, 02:35
by bluebell
If anyone wants to volunteer, best thing to do is visit the Fresh Start for Hens website and let Taz and Steve know that you are wishing to help. )t'