Talking about animal welfare can be difficult – especially with children.
It’s a complex topic, with many grey areas and no straightforward ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers. But here’s the good news: children have a resilience and a capacity for empathy that can sometimes take us by surprise. When offered realistic, age appropriate and engaging information on animal welfare issues they respond with great positivity, making this an ideal age to begin sharing messages and starting discussions on how we treat animals – and each other.
Here’s where ex-battery hens come in! Chickens occupy a unique place in our society; sometimes pet, sometimes livestock, sometimes a source of food. Adopting a small flock of hens is a super idea. But how to get started? Check out this super resource from British Hen Welfare Trust that gives the whole low down! A big thank you to them for letting us share this.