JB to the res­cue

Your Chickens - - Nuggets -

An ex-pop­star has re-homed a trio of ex-bat­tery hens des­tined for the slaugh­ter­house af­ter pass­ing a re-hom­ing even­twhile out with his fam­ily.

JB Gill, who was in boy­band JLS, ended up tak­ing three of the hens home with him af­ter dis­cov­er­ing that the Bri­tish Hen Wel­fare Trust was car­ry­ing out a re-hom­ing in Big­gin Hill in Kent.

JB, who is now a turkey farmer, and wife Chloe are neigh­bours of Foal Farm. They were told there were hens be­ing re-homed and so de­cided to check it out as part of their walk that day.

JB and Chloe rear Kel­lyBronze Tur­keys and keep Tam­worth pigs. They had two chick­ens and enough space for more so, duly per­suaded by their young son, Ace, de­cided to re-home three hens.

JB said: “The hens set­tled in bril­liantly. We ex­pected our ex­ist­ing chick­ens and the new hens would stop lay­ing while they be­came ac­quainted with one an­other.

“How­ever, Mon­day morn­ing wel­comed three fresh eggs to col­lect and on Tues­day morn­ing, there were four fresh eggs to col­lect!”

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