People are being encouraged to buy up a closing farm’s chickens to save them from the slaughterhouse. Happy Hens farm in South Yorkshire is closing after 40 years after its owners ran into debt problems. It is going after being an important part of the community and helping troubled young people get their lives back no track. Now, its 5,000 chickens are up for sale and must be gone by September 12 or they could face being slaughtered, reports Derbyshire Live . Ashley Ames, 20, is the farm manager at Happy Hens, and said they had no option than to sell the hens and they want to sell the birds, rather than see them killed. He said: “We are going to sell as many of the hens as we can – we want them all to go to new loving homes. “We don’t want any of the chickens to have to go to slaughter, but they all have to be gone by September 12, so we’re hoping there are people who will take them. “Fresh eggs are on another level to the ones you can buy in supermarkets. And you only need one or two chickens to have enough for a whole family. “We’ve got a few people coming to pick some hens up soon, but we still have around 4,000 that nee...