Hens freed from battery cages are looking for a new home this Christmas.
Over 300 battery hens have been rescued in Dorset, with residents being urged to save these loveable birds from slaughter by taking them in as pets.
The British Hen Welfare Trust work tirelessly to re-home battery chickens after their egg laying becomes irregular, which mean they would otherwise be killed by farmers.
We spoke to Francesca Taff from the charity, who told us why we should offer up our gardens this Christmas.
The hens that need rehoming are around 18 months old, and despite their appearance after a few weeks of fresh air and sunshine they be back to normal.
After months of being confined to tiny cages, once given space in the out doors the chickens begin to recover with their feathers returning and continue to lay eggs.
Pam Ayres, a patron of the British Welfare trust explains the benefits of giving these chickens a home.
The birds will be available for re-homing following a viewing in Blandford on December 17th.
For more information, visit the British Hen Welfare Trust