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    'Egg-citing' hen role for Corrie's Antony Cotton

    NewsPoultry NewsFriday 14 October 2011
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    Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton started adopting ex-battery hens last year and now admits to being "besotted" with the birds.

    Keeping hens was "one of life's simple pleasures", the soap star said.

    The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) was set up in Chulmleigh by Jane Howarth, but now has 25 regional centres throughout the UK.

    The trust takes hens who are at the end of their commercial laying life from about 50 farmers around the UK and puts them up for "adoption".

    It also lobbies MPs and MEPs to support British farmers and protect them from cheap imports where there is no control over welfare.

    Source: BBC News

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