Cock­erels seek love

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

THEY make anti-so­cial noises and don’t al­ways un­der­stand when their at­ten­tions are un­wel­come, but, says the Bri­tish Hen Wel­fare Trust (BWHT), cock­erels de­serve lov­ing homes, too. The char­ity, which re­homes bat­tery hens at the end of their com­mer­cial lay­ing lives, has been in­un­dated with calls from poul­try own­ers try­ing to find homes for un­wanted cock­erels and, for £3, they can place a ‘lonely heart’ no­tice on the BWHT web­site (www.bhwt.org.uk).

Among the hand­some boys tout­ing their wares, mainly be­cause they live in built-up ar­eas, is a Blue Or­p­ing­ton and a Booted Ban­tam, plus some Barred Ply­mouth Rocks and a pair of Wyan­dottes called Nan­dos and KFC. One, Cyril from York­shire, is de­scribed as hav­ing ‘hand­some good looks, sporty type, full of per­son­al­ity, en­joys early morn­ings and kitchen treats… Dis­likes of­fers to be­come Sun­day din­ner and qui­et­lov­ing neigh­bours’. KG

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