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Flip a fundraiser for the British Hen Welfare Trust

The good eggs at the British Hen Welfare Trust are encouraging the nation to use free range eggs in their pancakes this Shrove Tuesday (9th February), and take part in a fundraiser to help save hens. Simply invite your friends and family to eat your delicious pancakes and ask them for a small donation in […]

Eggs Save Lives…

Do you have spare eggs left over from your gorgeous girls each week? Then why not consider setting up your own Egg Club? By asking your friends, family and neighbours for a small donation to the BHWT in return for their tasty nutritious free range eggs, you could help save the lives of more clucky […]

Looking for something to do with your partner?

Fed up with being a golfing widow or stuck at the stove whilst everyone else is out having a good time?  Well if that sounds like your family or a family you know, we might have the solution that offers the chance to enjoy quality time together. Many of our volunteers help hens as a […]

Collection tins up for grabs!

Here at Hen Central, we have lots of new, shiny red Collection Tins, which we would love to send out to all you generous supporters out there who work in shops, pubs, cafes, hairdressers, veterinary and GP practices, and other businesses to promote greater awareness of our work. Funds raised from these collection tins will […]

Twinkle twinkle little star… Star gazing hens

Occasionally a hen will become a stargazer. No – she won’t be spending time in her garden with a telescope but she will contort her head and bend her head right over her back rather like hen doing her daily yoga. If you have never seen this condition it can be very alarming, usually people […]

Free Range Friday Uncovered!

With the impending arrival of our 500,000th hen Dee almost upon us, we would like to gather as much support as possible for our Free Range Friday campaign to help even more hens experience a free range lifestyle in 2016! Whilst the immediate aim of Free Range Friday is to enjoy yummy food containing free […]

Get active for our hens!

Are you keen to make a difference to hen welfare in 2016, then why not undertake a Chicken inspired run or challenge? Whether you’re a runner, a swimmer, a walker, skydiver – or you want to ‘go dry’ for a good cause – others will sponsor you to challenge yourself for the BHWT and raise […]

Ask Gaynor – 7 Jan 2016

Recently Janet Stokes asked: Okay, why do my rescues still feel quite thin, when they have access to food – warmed mash, pellets and crumb & corn in the afternoon – all day? Thank you, you’ve saved the life of a few of my girls over the last year. Gaynor’s answer: Hi Janet. Thank you […]

Happy New Year!

I can hardly believe our 10th anniversary year has flown by so quickly, it’s been good to us … • We introduced three new ‘pop-up’ hen collection points and volunteering teams to our flock: in Rotherham, Milton Keynes and Aberdeen. • We were chosen as the BVNA Charity of the Year 2015/16, with all that […]