LINCS LITTLE HENS - Rescue Day
On the rescue date, your hens will be collected from the farm by volunteers and given a general health check. Your hens will then be transported to Sutton Bridge on the A17 or Corby Glen on the A151, not far from the A1 for collection by you.
It will usually be evening time when your hens are ready for collection, as we have a days rescuing to do first.This is often for the best as the hens are calmer later in the day. You will then meet us, meet the hens and have a look at the adoption form. If you are happy with it, please sign it, pay your donation and we will transfer the hens into your carry boxes. (For ease, if you wish, you can print it off and bring it with you, if not, it doesn't matter as we have lots of copies) We will then give you a rehoming pack and answer any questions you may have and then you can be on your way home with your lovely new pets.
When we book you in, we will also allocate you a time. Please try to stick to your time as otherwise you may delay someone else who has travelled much further than you have. You can see from the map where the meeting point is. Once you collect your hens, take them home and put them straight in their hen house and shut them in until next morning.
In the morning you can let them out into their pen and ensure they drink and eat. You may need to dabble your fingers in the water so they know what their new water supply is in and you may have to tap the food as though making a pecking sound as this reminds them of what they would hear in a battery cage when the food appeared.
Your hens will have had a very long shocking day and must be given a little peace to explore their new surroundings.
They have never seen the great outdoors or experienced freedom to even flap their wings. They've never been able to look up and see the sky or scratched in the soil. Hopefully you will grow to love your hens like we love ours and they will reward you with a few eggs which we always think are a gesture of goodwill for saving them from the abbatoir
IF FOR ANY REASON in the future, you are no longer able to keep your hens, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange either new owners or collect your hens from you, no questions asked and passing no judgement upon you. All we want is for the hens to have happy homes.
Corby Glen exact location to be confirmed
Look at these poor girls. If rescue organisations do not save them, they go off for slaughter at just over a year old and become "mechanically recovered meat" as there is so little meat on them. They are then used in baby food, pet food, soup, nuggets etc....
It breaks our hearts that after all the eggs they have laid whilst being in the hellish cages, this is how they are repaid.
THEY ALL DESERVE A RETIREMENT, DIGGING, SCRATTING, PECKING AND BEING FREE!