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Apologies if this has been asked before, somewone said there was a thread about this a while ago, but having had a good look around I can't find anything
There was a slot on breakfast telly last week about the Battery Hen Welfare Trust, which rescues battery hens destined for the slaughterhouse and finds homes for them. Having talked it over with hubby over the weekend, I really fancy giving this a go, but I'm not sure how big a commitment keeping hens is likely to be.
I need to get myself a Janet and John guide and do some reading up, but in the meantime does anyone else keep hens and have you got any advice? The main thing is that I'm not sure how much work it would be for friends to look after them if we go away for a week, and whether I'd need to get someone to put them to bed in winter before it goes dark.