Save a hen from slaughter (and get free eggs) for just £1

A whopping 12,000 free-range hens destined for the slaughter house are up for grabs at just £1-EACH.

Despite helping to provide a banquet across Britain's breakfast tables thousands of the healthy egg-laying birds face being killed.

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Every year Babthorpe Hall Farm, near Selby, North Yorks., offer up 'their ladies' to members of the public for just a quid.

The idea is to ship in 12,000 new hens to the farm every 13 months to avoid 'deteriorating shell quality' - so the owners are forced to ditch their old broods.

In January 2017 all the hens were re-homed to the amazement of farm owner Sheena Seels who is hoping for something similar this year.

Ms Seels said: "'The hens have a lovely temperament and just need a bit of space to roam.

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"It seems a shame for them to go to slaughter - they will save people a lot of money on buying eggs.

"If anyone can give a hen a forever home that would mean a lot to everyone at Babthorpe Hall Farm.

"The hens are commercial laying hens around 17 months old, all very well looked after - and still laying lots of eggs."

The re-homing event will run from 9am until 1pm on Monday, January 8 until Thursday, January 11.

Anyone wanting more then 50 hens are asked to message the Babthorpe Hall Farm Facebook page, or text 07596230327 between the hours of 9am and 4pm.