Laois hen rescuer seeks help

Rosenallis woman Karen Rogers has rescued, rehabilated and rehomed thousands of battery hens destined for slaughter.

Rosenallis woman Karen Rogers has rescued, rehabilated and rehomed thousands of battery hens destined for slaughter.

Now she is in need of some rescue herself, having broken her foot twice in two separate falls.

Ms Rogers currently has 50 hens and 30 ducks at her small farm, which need daily watering and feeding.

“I have a few volunteers, but even if someone can come out once a week, they can take turns to help out, I need help as soon as possible,” she said.

She is planning another hen rescue in August, and is offering to hold an information meeting on caring for ex battery hens. Call 087 9667828, or see Laois Hen Rescue on facebook.