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Join our Egg Club!

It’s getting to that time of year when your hens are, hopefully, laying you plenty of delicious eggs to eat!  If they are laying more than you can eat (lucky you!) we have a solution for you.  Why not sell them and donate the money to us so we can help more hens live the perfect […]

Get those legs out for the summer

Now that our lovely girls are not paddling around in so much mud, it is a good opportunity to check their legs. A healthy leg should have smooth scales with no raised areas. If you are seeing scales lifting or thickened areas, your hen may have scaly leg. This is caused by a tiny mite […]

Warmer weather is on its way

The weather is getting warmer and, as a result, APHA (part of Defra) has issued advice about how best to keep your girls cool, particularly if you are in a high risk area. The agency said: “If you are in a Higher Risk Area and your birds are housed it is especially important to keep […]

It’s nearly Easter!

Can you believe it’s nearly Easter?! There’s just a week to go before Good Friday and we’re sincerely hoping you’ll join in our Free Range Friday fun and hold your own bake sale to raise money for us. It couldn’t be easier – simply hold a Free Range Friday bake sale at your home, school […]

Easter recipe – mini egg fudge

We LOVE Easter primarily because you get to eat mountains of chocolate and no-one will judge you! With that in mind, we thought we’d share this recipe from Frantaffstic Bakes for mini egg fudge. It’s a gorgeously indulgent recipe and would be perfect for you to make and serve at your Easter Free Range Friday event […]

Challenge yourself!

If baking isn’t your thing and you’re looking to indulge in some adventure instead, perhaps consider taking part in a challenge event. From trekking across beautiful British countryside to jumping out of a plane or husky sledding across Norway, the choice of what challenge to undertake is completely up to you. Challenge events really are […]

Keep your hen’s gut healthy

By Alison Colville-Hyde, Chicken Vet Poultry, like humans, have a particular biological set of healthy gut bacteria. This bacteria helps to keep the bird’s digestive system healthy, which in turn assists in keeping an equilibrium for optimal bird health. Gut bacteria have several functions including digesting food and actually feeding good bacteria. Human gut bacteria […]

Free Range Friday

Free Range Friday is the British Hen Welfare Trust’s first ever national campaign which encourages people to get their family, friends, colleagues and communities together to eat cake and raise funds for the charity. This year we are focusing on some special dates throughout the year to give you inspiration, our next one is at […]

Dobies – Herbs for hens!

The BHWT is delighted to be working with Dobies, part of Suttons, who have created a special seed range of herbs specially selected to delight our feathered friends! In addition, Dobies are offering special discounts to our supporters on products in their catalogue or online and donating a percentage of proceeds back to us. We […]