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In Meillac, in Brittany, the “Poule pour tous” initiative sells laying hens initially intended for the slaughterhouse to individuals. This is how it goes.
Here, there is no question of sending the hens “at the end of their career” to the slaughterhouse. The “Poule pour tous” association is mobilizing to offer them a second life. It is also a way of drastically reducing the production of organic waste.
Each year, in France, more than 54 million French laying hens are slaughtered, once the average rearing period has passed, from 16 to 18 months. “Poule pour tous” therefore buys the hens from organic breeders and sells them for 5 euros each to individuals who come to collect them during a drive planned for this purpose. According to its founder Thomas Dano, “Poule pour tous” has enabled 86,000 hens to be adopted since its creation in July 2017.
If these adoptions are for everyone, they nevertheless remain subject to conditions: “Anyone can adopt, but you still have to have a garden, the hen must have a place to thrive, a henhouse“, explains Thomas Dano. From an ecological point of view, the latter recalls that the chickens eat about 150 kg of food waste per year, that is to say as much less in the trash cans.