Pet Subjects Rescue: Hens

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Karina is a lovely hen

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.

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Holly the hen

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.

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Dobby the precocious hen.

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.

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Trevor the cockerel

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.

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Star a big brown hen

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.

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Hedgehog, a balding 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.

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Wiggins, a Bantam cockerel

Wiggins featured in August 2012This week’s rescue pet is a bantam cockerel named Wiggins, after our gold-medal-and-Tour-winning cyclist.