Eggciting opportunity for hen homers

This Sunday an animal rescue charity are looking to find homes for hundreds of battery caged hens. Little Hill Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, based in Co Kildare, have arranged collection points in all of the 26 county to enable adopters to stay within Covid-19 guidelines at Level 3.

This Sunday the charity have two venues in Cavan where prospective hen adopters can arrange to pick up their own orphan Hennie.

The Little Hill Animal Rescue Facebook page says: “We hope to save another few sad, pathetic, without hope, hennies this weekend coming.”

All going well they will be in:

Saturday, December 12: Carlow - Bunclody - Carrick on Shannon - Waterford - Wexford - Sligo - Dungarvan - Gorey - Ballyshannon - Bray - Fermoy - Tallaght - Cashel - Little Island - Blessington

Sunday, December 13: Tullow - Kingscourt - Edenderry - New Ross - Castleblaney - Mullingar - Enniscorthy - Emyvale - Granard - Tinahely - Dundalk - Cavan - Rathdrum - Summerhill – Virginia.

The charity have hundreds of ex-commercial hens who, after just one year of life, would be sent to slaughtered. The rescued hens have lived their lives in cramped cages and the efforts of Little Hills sees them roaming free for the first time.

Little Hill's mission to find homes for these girls brings them to Virginia can Cavan town this Sunday.

For several weeks now, the rescue centre has been driving across the country, from Monaghan to Cork, Dublin to Galway and everywhere in between to bring the formerly caged hens to their new homes.

You can private message Little Hill Animal Rescue and Sanctuary on their Facebook page or call 0877754399. If you leave your area, number of hens and your phone number you will get an information message back and time and place.

There is an adoption fee and you can check the Department of Agriculture website for information and regulations.