Cockerels seek love
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