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Benefits of Green Tea

This week I am going a little off-piste and into non-scientifically proven ground and talk about Green Tea. Green Tea? Yes a morning cuppa for your girls does seem to come with benefits. I was sceptical when I was first told about the benefits of green tea but have used it as a tonic when […]

Joanne’s Triumphant Bath Half!

Congratulations to BHWT supporter Joanne Neerghen who triumphantly ran the Bath Half Marathon on 12th March, in under three hours! Joanne mentioned that “it was a fantastic day, great atmosphere with great weather, although running in the sun was harder than I imagined!” (we can only imagine!) We are over the moon to report that […]

Are hens still in cages?

I really enjoy talking to new re-homers and love the enthusiasm and passion that comes across when we are discussing the arrival of the lucky hens they are due to adopt. We speak to all our re-homers to ensure that every hen has a suitable coop, secure fox proof run and well-informed home to go […]

Call for help in Denmead

Our Denmead team in Hampshire are looking for new team members to help their poorly hens. If you feel you have what it takes to be a poorly care volunteer, have spare time and an area that can be used to house the occasional hen that might need extra TLC, you could be the person […]

Thank you!

Earlier this week we received a wonderful and heartfelt email from one of our supporters, Les Smith. We were so sorry to hear that one of the members of his flock, Maudy, had sadly passed away, he describes her as ‘very cheeky and so loving, a wonderful girl’. It is so comforting to know that […]

Egg cosies galore!

Over the course of the next few months the BHWT team will be attending shows up and down the country to spread the word about our gorgeous hens, and your beautifully crafted egg cosies will be adorning our exhibition stands! All profits from these wonderful egg cosies go directly to helping more hens enjoy a […]

Why we are pro probiotics

Probiotics – a word we often use, but what exactly are they and why do our hens need them? We have all heard about good and bad gut bacteria and gut flora, you can’t turn on the TV these days without seeing ads for healthy products to balance our gut. Probiotics are microorganisms that are […]

Mud mud glorious… mud

It doesn’t seem to have stopped raining since November and if your hen run looks anything like mine you will probably be sick of seeing mud and slipping about in your wellies. Can anything be done to improve conditions for the girls until the sun starts to shine and we have drier ground again? Good […]

Send a little love to more hens this Valentine’s Day!

Each year many of us treat our loved ones to a special gift as a token of our appreciation. This Valentine’s Day, why not spread the love even further by making a small donation to the BHWT to enable us to re-home many more hens in 2016, bringing so much joy and happiness to their […]

Flip a fundraiser and enjoy guilt-free pancakes!

By flipping a few pancakes, tomorrow, you could raise funds to help more of our lovable ladies… Simply invite your friends and family to eat your delicious free range pancakes and ask them for a small donation in return. By doing so, you will be making a difference to the welfare of a great many, hardworking, […]