Fresh Start for Hens information & rescue hen petting - Corfe

26 September 2021
10:00 am
4:00 pm

Come and meet us and our tame rescue hens, petting welcome!

We are a not for profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to rehoming hens from the commercial egg production sector.

OUR AIM is to ensure as many people as possible are aware of the plight of the commercial hen, and demonstrate that there are alternatives to early slaughter.

OUR COMMITMENT is to rehome as many hens as we can into suitable homes, where they can live out the rest of their natural lives.

OUR GOAL is to educate the public about the ethical benefits of buying free range eggs, whilst supporting the work of British farmers.
All of the hens we rehome are ex-commercial egg laying hens, be they from enriched cages, barns or free range. When the hens are 72 weeks old, they are no longer commercially viable as the number of eggs they produce each week drops off. At this point the farmer would normally send the hens to slaughter where they would end up as low-grade chicken products, pet food and fertiliser. But this is where we come in, we work with the farmer picking up all the hens, sometimes 3000 or more, on an agreed date.



No booking is required for this Festival Event.

Contact details

Organiser name:
Fresh Start For Hens c/o Martina Reynolds
07780 608080


Accessible Venue

Location & directions

Sandy Hill Arts / Boilerhouse Studios, Sandy Hill Lane, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5JF.
Some of the organisations we are working with
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