Charlotte, Elizabeth and Diana came out of their colony farm on May 2, the same day the nation welcomed the latest addition to the Royal family. These three plucky ex-colony girls are looking for a ‘royally’ good home, but a Peckingham Palace is not required!

Hen welfare charity, the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) is holding a pop-up Hen Collection in Dorset on May 23 and hopes to find loving homes for hundreds of ex colony laying hens just like Charlotte, Elizabeth and Diana.

Michelle Boulton, Cornwall co-ordinator for the BHWT explained, “These girls will make amazing pets, giving so much back with their friendly and inquisitive natures, not to mention eggs. If you haven’t adopted hens before, it’s incredibly rewarding to give them a second chance in life, and I’d highly recommend it.”

Please note that hens need to be reserved in advance of the Hen Collections. If you have a little more room in your chicken coop for a few hens please call Hen Central 01884 860084 or email A donation of £5 per hen is requested to cover costs and help save more hens from slaughter.