That's thirteen, you know, and it's a lucky number for hens
. So you may as well eat this egg."
The only ongoing costs associated with hen
keeping are a nutritional chicken feed and bedding.
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Francesca Mapp, marketing manager for The British Hen
Welfare Trust, said: "These hardworking hens
are looking for a new home, and a chance to spread their wings, dust bathe and scratch around for bugs and slugs.
Even so, not every hen
among these breeds will bother to hatch eggs, because many factors influence broodiness, including genetics and environment.
A volunteer group which works to rehome hens
after they have outlived their commercial egg production days is looking for new homes in the Crewe area.
The British Hen
Welfare Trust has re-homed almost 700,000 battery hens
but is looking for more people to help.
are plucked from impending slaughter and paired with humans who struggle with psychological challenges.
The harrier, named Vulcan, was one of 11 chicks to fledge from nests in Northumberland last summer, which were guarded by the Northumberland Hen
Harrier Protection Partnership.
To give the hens
a second chance, register your details at www.bhwt.org.uk and then call Hen
Central on 01884 860084 to complete your booking.
's age is significant factor which affecting that the quality of eggs is not constant during production cycle (Silversides and Scot 2001; Zita et al., 2009; Chung and Lee, 2014).
The harrier, named Marc, was one of two tagged as part of the EUfunded Hen
Harrier LIFE+ project in July from a nest in the Scottish Borders.
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harrier, named Manu, was one of a nest of two chicks monitored and protected by the Northumberland Hen
Harrier Protection Partnership and was satellite-tagged as part of the RSPB's EU-funded Hen
Harrier LIFE+ project in July.