HUNDREDS of hens saved from slaughter are looking for their own free-range 'Cluckingham Palace' with Dorset residents.

Volunteers from the British Hen Welfare Trust are hosting an event in Blandford on Saturday, April 21 to coincide with the Queen's 92nd birthday.

During the day, helpers will be trying to find new homes for 250 ex-commercial hens.

Charity founder Jane Howorth said there'll be a right royal knees-up if all the 'girls' are re-housed.

"In 2016 I was proud to have been invited to Buckingham Palace where I received my MBE from Prince Charles," she said.

"Our ex-battery hens don’t need quite that level of pomp and ceremony – just plenty of room to scratch at the grass and a snuggly hen house to sleep in at night.

"They’ll think they’re being given the royal treatment.”

Anyone able to offer a home for a small flock of hens is welcome to attend the event. For more information, or to book, visit to register and then call 01884 860084.