Arrow, so called because she looks like she’s carrying a basket of arrows on account of her feather-bare tail, came out of her cage midway through September.
Pet Subjects Rescue: Hens
Ruffles is an ex-free range hen who was saved from slaughter at the end of January. We’ve named her Ruffles on account of her bald neck, which we hope will soon be covered in lovely, glossy feathers.
Ken was found wandering around a park six months ago and was taken in by a charity volunteer. However now he has reached maturity he is desperate to settle down with a flock of hens.
Beautiful Willow came out of her cage along with hundreds of other hens all looking quite tatty and missing lots of feathers.
‘Pop’ was collected from a farm in August 2017 rather worse for wear with few feathers remaining and sore feet.
Sweet Pea came out of her cage in May, completely and utterly featherless.
Meet Crissy Crossy. You might’ve guessed, but her name is inspired by her crossed beak which she has had from birth.
If Meg was a cat she would have lost at least two of her lives by now. She was dumped in a cage with eight other hens at Hen Central last summer.
Here is ‘Bussell’, so-named because she has sticky-out leg that looks as if she’s performing a ballet move sometimes; we’ve had a Darcy already so Bussell was the obvious next choice.
Karina featured in Pete's column earlier this year. Karina is more akin to a cat in that she’s already used up two of her nine lives.
These three lovely hens featured in Pete's column in the Telegraph last year.
Holly featured in Pete's column in the Telegraph in January 2015. Holly came out from a farm in the Southwest in December 2014 and was among an extra 500 hens saved from slaughter.
Dobby featured in Pete's column in the Telegraph last July. Dobby is somewhat facially challenged, pretty she isn’t but her personality inevitably compensates.
Trevor featured in August 2013Trevor is a 14 month old cockerel (ref BF24743) who can whip any brood of hens into laying eggs round the clock. Call Bath Cats & Dogs Home on (01225) 787 321 or visit www. bathcatsanddogshome.
Star featured in May 2013Due to ill health, Star's owner can no longer look after her. She has been taken in by the British Hen Welfare Trust. Star is a large fit brown hen.
Hedgehog featured in October 2012This week’s rescue pet is Hedgehog, so-called because she was bald, with only spiky damaged feathers when rescued.
Wiggins featured in August 2012This week’s rescue pet is a bantam cockerel named Wiggins, after our gold-medal-and-Tour-winning cyclist.