Well this is an extremely happy post, We are pleased to announce that our first rehome following the lifting of the DEFRA restrictions will be JUNE 24th.
We have secured one of our regular flocks of around 1300 free range hens and these will be available at the following collection points.
Burton on Trent
We must advise that current DEFRA restrictions on poultry gatherings are in effect until 15th May and hopefully wont be extended but we are monitoring the situation.
To reserve got to June 24th Reservation
It is with great sadness that we have, in consultation with our farmer, decided to cancel the rehome scheduled for January 14th.
Despite extensive bio security measures in place and equipment purchases being made to sanitise crates…vans and people. We simply cannot risk going ahead with the rehome given the current situation.
We had hoped that because there is no restriction on movement of hens at this time we would be able to proceed in line with DEFRAS suggested biosecurity guidelines and we were well prepared to do so.
However after thrashing out every possible outcome and measure with our team and our farmer ….cancelling, although not the ideal situation, was the most secure and sensible way forward.
We will be contacting all rehomers to discuss what happens next and we hope you all understand this decision. Believe me it was not taken lightly and has been extremely hard on everyone from management and farmer to volunteers and rehomers.
just a quick update regarding Avian flu and its effects on us and you. Currently after speaking to DEFRA our 14th January rehome is still going ahead as the uk exclusion does not affect transport or movement of hens from a single source.
However we must advise than any rehomers have actively read the DEFRA guidelines on https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017 and have adequately prepared housing in line with the guidance.
As a minimum all Poultry keepers should keep birds in a secure covered run with no access to wild birds. This means no free ranging even in gardens is allowed. Please ensure you have adequate facilities to house any poultry before reserving or if you have already reserved please update your housing as required by DEFRA.
Should this not be possible or you need to cancel please contact our team on
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will advise and help.
We are pleased to announce our first rehoming of 2017 will take place on 14th January and will be of around 1500 free range hens.
Reservations are now open for this and you can help these girls have a fantastic new year by popping to our site to reserve from one of the following collection points.
Burton on Trent
Stoke on Trent
Reserve your hens now at www.fsfh.org.uk
Hi guys great news… Fresh start for Hens is pleased to announce that our next rehome is now open for reservations. The hens are all ex commercial Free rangers
August 13th and 20th are the dates and we have collection points countrywide.
This is a huge rehome of 4500 girls so please make some room in your coops
Visit our reservations page now to get yourself some summer girls.