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Homes hunt for chickens rescued by Brighton RSPCA
7:00am Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
An animal charity is on the lookout for people willing to offer chickens destined for the slaughterhouse a new home.
The RSPCA at Patcham is trying to find owners for hundreds of chickens that are about 18 months old.
The chickens are currently kept on a farm for laying free range eggs but are no longer wanted.
They will be ready for rehoming towards the end of March.
RSPCA worker Cheryl Wood said: “We think we have got homes for around 250 but there are many more that need a place.
“If there is anyone out there who is interested in providing a home for a chicken, then we would love to hear from them.
“They can make great pets and will continue laying. Chickens tend to live until they are around 10 or 12 and we would ask anyone interested to come forward.”
The shelter can be contacted on 01273 554218.
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