A retired laying hen from Cornwall is enjoying her new-found freedom, after being rehomed by Liberty Payne at one of the British Hen Welfare Trust's rehoming events in Redruth last October.

Martha has been rehomed alongside friends Pru and Winnie, and has surprised her new owners with how affectionate and inquisitive she has become.

A spokesperson from Liberty said: "Martha needed cheering up having just started a heavy annual moult so I went in to check on her.

"Next thing you know she’s riding around on my back, she now does this a lot as I think she likes the high perch.

"As soon as I got the girls home they wanted to come out and interact.

"They make the cutest noise and all come running for treats when I shake the feed bag.

"They love to dust bath and somehow they all manage to fit in it together."

The British Hen Welfare Trust is well-known for its pioneering work in rehoming commercial laying hens and through its nationwide team of over 450 volunteers has found homes for more than 550,000 hens since hatching in 2005.

As well as finding homes for hens, the charity also educates the public on how they can make a difference to hen welfare through their shopping baskets and eating habits.

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For more information please visit bhwt.org.uk