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2 November 2015| United Kingdom

How a Leicestershire farmer needs YOUR help to save 5,000 hens from the chop

John Terry has a backyard full of birds – and he wants you to have them.

John, 63, is a poultry and sheep farmer from Higham on the Hill. Behind the farmhouse on his 34-acre farm, is a chicken shed. Inside are 5,000 chickens.

He bought them in November when they were 16 weeks old. They are now a year old – and, according to the strict guidelines laid down by supermarkets and chain stores, past their egg-laying prime. They are not needed anymore. Welcome to the cruel 21st century world of the chicken and the egg

Full Story: Leicester Mercury