Chickens find a new home in time for Easter


Owen Evans

A group of chickens have found a new home just in time for Easter.

Residents at The Quay Project in Greenfield, for former homeless people, are hoping for a bumper harvest of eggs this Easter after four new arrivals joined their brood of hens.

The scheme already looks after rehabilitated former battery-farm hens.

Project worker Chris Ashworth said: “The niece of relief project worker Susan Richards was looking to re-house four lovely chickens, three Warrens and a Silkie, they’re in great condition and have already settled in really well so we’re hoping for a bumper clutch of eggs over Easter.

“Our hens have been a winner from the start.

“Tenants are provided with fresh eggs which are used in our regular ‘cook and eat’ learning sessions with staff and, at the same time, tenants gain a greater understanding of nature and benefit therapeutically from caring for the hens.”


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