An estimated 24 million egg-laying chickens are kept in battery cages in the UK at any one time. As the impending ban on barren battery cages draws closer many farmers are looking to empty their barren cages.

United Environmental Services Ltd think all laying hens deserve to enjoy natural freedoms whilst they lay tasty eggs for us to eat; that means freedom to roam on green pasture, freedom to enjoy sunshine, freedom to scratch for insects and freedom to lay an egg in a nest.

The British Hen Welfare Trust is looking for volunteers to take care of the last UK battery hens. If like UES you think you can care for some ex-battery hens, register online on the British Hen Welfare Trust website.