Touching report on the rehoming on Britain's last hen confined to battery cages. British egg producers have spent a small fortune to comply with more humane guidelines. It can be done.
Britain's last battery hen has been given a new home, marking the end of an era for commercial laying hens, a charity has told the Press Association.
The hen, named Liberty, will enjoy her retirement at a farm in Chulmleigh, Devon, where she will join around 60 other ex-inmates.
An EU directive abolishing the barren (battery) cage system comes into effect on January 1 when egg producers will have to provide hens with larger cages enabling them to spread their wings and move around.