Heartbreak as 2,700 chickens on Doncaster farm face the slaughterhouse - unless you can rehome them

The race is on to save almost 3,000 chickens who need a new home or they will face the slaughterhouse.

Rooster Farm and Rescue in Doncaster is appealing for people to help re-home the 2,700 chickens who desperately need to find a new home.

Jodie Swann and Aaron Scott set up the rescue site two years ago and now the animals face being killed unless they can help find new homes for them.

Jodie said: "We rescue ex-commercial hens that would go to slaughter for things like baby food and cheap pies.

"We opened just under two years ago when a lady reached out to us and asked for some help as she was having to shut her rescue due to personal matter.

"We said we would help as much as we can and rescued over 200 animals, geese, turkeys, chicken and rabbits.

"That's how we started an last year alone and rehomed over 2,500 ex commerical hens, 800 cockrels, turkeys, geese, ducks and kittens.

"This year has been a real struggle due to the virus.

Potential owners will be asked for pictures of their set ups and if they are experienced chicken owners. Once that is done you can go to collect your chickens with a minimum donation of £3 per hen.

Jodie added: "We don't just rescue ex commercial hens, we rescue injured wildlife, rabbits, goats and pigs."

If you want to help re-home one of the 2,700 chickens that need a home you can get in touch with Rooster Farm and Rescue on 07742 593349 or visit the Facebook page.