A north-east animal welfare group hopes to save 2,000 hens from slaughter.
British Hen Welfare Trust
North-east animal lovers are being encouraged to consider rehoming a hen.
Hundreds of hens are looking to come home to roost in the North-east.
Today is National Hugging Day - and animal lovers are being encouraged to hug a hen.
A NEW rescue hen rehoming coop is set to hatch next weekend.