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Leaving a gift in your Will

A gift in your will is one of the most valuable ways you can help to save 50,000 hens from slaughter each year, find them caring pet homes and enjoy a free range retirement.    We make every penny we receive work for the benefit of these humble creatures through our positive campaigns and our educational […]

National Picnic Week

Are you struggling to think of a theme for your Free Range Friday? Why not hold one during National Picnic Week! The event runs from 16 June to 25 June so you have two Fridays to pick from. The idea is simple. Just bake or buy some yummy goods containng free range eggs and share […]

An eggcellent read

Mad about hens? Just can’t get enough of those ginger ninjas? Then take a look at our Chicken & Egg magazine… As you can see from our latest spring edition, Chicken & Egg is packed full of goodies for hen lovers. For a donation of £5 per year, you will receive three fantastic magazines – […]

Fancy becoming a Runny Egg?

Whether you are a seasoned runner or just starting out, donning those trainers and pounding those pavements is an easy way to get fit and have fun – and you can raise money for hens at the same time! So, what are you waiting for? Perhaps you need a little inspiration… The Flint-off Seven year […]

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down….

None of us particularly like taking medicine. Remember Calpol?! Yuck. Hens are no different! If you are struggling to persuade your hen to take medicine in drinking water, try adding a couple of drops of Ribena. The fruity taste will disguise the medicine and your hen will think she is getting a special treat. We’ve […]

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 […]