FAMILIES are being given the chance to adopt hens saved from the slaughter.

The British Hen Welfare Trust are holding a re-homing event in Great Totham on October 2.

Hundreds of hens will be looking for their new homes and the trust is calling on anyone who can adopt one to help.

Jane Howorth MBE, founder of the charity, said: “With the summer holidays long gone, now is the perfect time to adopt some of our lovely hens so they can enjoy some autumn sunshine while they adapt to free range life.

“If you can give a hen a happy home all you need to do is make sure you register on the BHWT’s website at bhwt.org.uk and then call 01884 860084.”