HUNDREDS of c-lucky Wiltshire hens could be saved from the slaughter this weekend.

The British Hen Welfare Trust are looking to find homes for more than 200 ex-commercial laying hens before Sunday (21).

The animal welfare charity is holding a ‘pop-up’ re-homing day for the hens on Saturday in Hinton Parva, Wiltshire, and is now seeking free range homes for them, having retiring from their daily task of egg laying.

Co-ordinator for the charity, Gareth Harries, explains: “These hens may look a little tatty when they first arrive, but with love they will soon flourish, and you will wonder how you ever lived without them.

“Adopting our hens opens up the opportunity for new friendships too with plenty of chicken chat with like-minded people.”

The charity has found homes for over 500,000 hens since hatching in 2005 and as well as saving commercial hens from slaughter.

The charity also educates the public on how they can make a difference to hen welfare through their shopping basket and eating habits.

If anyone can re-home any hens, they are urged to call 01884 860084.