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Baked Eggs with Creamy Nutmeg Spinach

Try this tasty twist on a classic Italian recipe of baked eggs with creamy nutmeg spinach. Eggs are full of protein and the healthy leafy green spinach counts towards 1 of your 5 a day and is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. A delicious recipe from Waitrose, perfect as a light supper or for a weekend brunch with […]

Delicate Egg Ribbons with Bresaola

Delicate free range egg ribbons accompanied by salty bresaola, crispy fennel and spring leaves, a perfect salad for a warm summers evening. The recipe was created by celebrity chef extraordinaire, hen keeper and BHWT patron, Jamie Oliver. Jamie has been a huge supporter of the charity since the early days and helped to provoke a huge surge in […]

Banana and Baileys Bread & Butter Pudding

Jamie Oliver’s twist on the classic bread and butter pudding recipe, baileys soaked banana and bread pudding is the epitome of indulgence. This is my ultimate new twist on that classic British pud that everyone loves. I’ve added a super-gooey layer of bananas, pecans and chocolate, and with the addition of Baileys, this is definitely […]

To ‘Liberty’! Britain’s last battery hen

Britain’s very last battery hen will be re-homed today, marking the end of an era for commercial laying hens. Farmers across the country have been clearing their flocks to make way for the new enriched cage system which comes into effect on New Year’s Day, in response to an EU Directive abolishing the barren (battery) […]

Caged hens find freedom – behind bars

PRESS RELEASE – 05-10-2011 20 battery hens were re-homed in HM Prison Holloway on Monday, a closed prison for adult women and young offenders. The initiative has been led by Holloway staff as part of their garden programme offering educational and therapeutic projects to prisoners. The British Hen Welfare Trust, a national charity that re-homes […]

Lucky Easter chick ‘Princess Kate’ helps charity celebrate 250,000 hens!

PRESS RELEASE – 07-04-2011 Cheers could be heard at the British Hen Welfare Trust as it reached a major milestone – the re-homing of its 250,000th ex-battery hen. The lucky hen was named ‘Kate’ – in honour of Kate Middleton – to mark the historic event! She was re-homed to the Dawson family from Middle […]

Hen charity announces celebration of 250,000 re-homed battery hens to take place on Saturday 16th April

PRESS RELEASE – 08-04-2011 The British Hen Welfare Trust is delighted to announce its celebration of a great milestone in the charity’s history: the re-homing of its 250,000th hen. The event will take place at a hen collection day at the charity’s headquarters on  Saturday 16th  April in Chulmleigh, Devon. Jane Howorth, who founded the […]

Devon hen charity starts in Jimmy Doherty’s BBC2 programme

PRESS RELEASE – 12-07-2010 Devon-based charity, The British Hen Welfare Trust, is featured in a BBC2 documentary presented by farmer and TV personality Jimmy Doherty this Thursday at 8pm. The series embarks on a quest to reveal the hidden lives of farmyard animals. In Thursday’s programme, The Private life of Chickens, Jimmy Doherty seeks to […]

‘Halcyon’ days for 13 lucky hens!

PRESS RELEASE – 06-07-2010 Keen animal lover Philippa Forrester is a household name,having presented some of the landmark series of the past two decades,including Tomorrow’s World, Robot Wars, Zoo Watch and her most recent BBC series, Halcyon River Diaries. Today she adopted 13 ex-battery hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust and announced her new […]