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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 […]

Give as You Live

GAYL Is online shopping your favourite thing?  Well, we have great news for you – now you can help us raise money whilst shopping at all your favourite stores on the internet! All you have to do is join Give as You Live (GAYL) and then continue shopping on all your normal websites; a percentage of […]

More re-homing dates!

We have lots more re-homing dates coming up! If you’ve been patiently waiting to re-home in any of these areas then now’s your chance. We also have some new sites for you. Just make sure you’re registered and call us on 01884 860084 to reserve your hens.

Easter Free Range Friday!

Are you struggling to think of a theme for your Free Range Friday? Why not hold one on Good Friday! Simply stock up on chocolatey treats (and make sure any cakes contain only free range eggs!) and swap them in exchange for a donation. Better yet, you could be in with a chance of winning […]

Mud mud glorious mud…

By Gaynor Davies It doesn’t seem to have stopped raining since November. If your hen run looks anything like mine you’ll 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? […]

Put a spring in your step!

With spring on the way, the evenings will be lighter and the weather will be brighter. It’s the perfect time to get those running shoes on and get training. There are hundreds of events each year which offer you the opportunity to raise money for hens, no matter what your fitness level. We have put […]

Charity calls for crocheters!

As you may have heard we love all chickens, especially these lovely little crochet chickens! They are so popular we have run out again and we really need some more as we take them to the shows to help raise funds. If you are a crocheter please take some time to make us a little […]