After being inundated with calls from people trying to find loving homes for their handsome chaps the British Hen Welfare Trust decided to do something to help.
A lonely cockerels noticeboard now features on the charity’s website where people can go to post their ads in the hope that a new home can be found.
For a small donation of just £3 a photo and relevant information about a cockerel – fetching feathers, pleasant personality etc, anything that would ‘endear’ him to potential re-homers.
Jane Howorth MBE, charity founder, said: “We love ALL poultry here at the BHWT and know that many cockerels struggle to find a home, which is why we set up our cockerel lonely hearts page.
“The charity isn’t a sanctuary for poultry and we focus solely on the re-homing of end of lay commercial hens, but we felt it might be helpful to try to find these chaps somewhere they can live with a flock of hens as nature intended!”
Cockerels come in all shapes and sizes and an ad will illustrate distinguishing qualities such as: “SWM attractive 4 month old WLTM Mother Hen / new owner for forever friendship! Handsome good looks, sporty type, full of personality, enjoys early mornings and kitchen treats, amongst other animal passions. Dislikes offers to become Sunday dinner, and quiet-loving neighbours.”
People simply need to include their contact details with their ad so that potential re-homers can get in touch!
For more details visit www.bhwt.org.uk
The Cockerel Lonely Hearts page on the BHWT website