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Cute knitted chickens!

This pattern will make these fabulous little knitted chickens and has been kindly given to us by Jacqui Turner! We’d love you to make us a few – they go down so well at shows and, more importantly, bring in lots of donations to help save more hens! Be as crazy and colourful as you […]

Avian Influenza – Guidance for hen keepers

There have been outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N8) across Europe. As a result Defra last night declared an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone across England, Scotland and Wales for the next 30 days (ending 6 January 2017). So we comply with the ruling, the British Hen Welfare Trust will postpone all hen collections over this period. […]

Jamie Oliver’s egg nog!

With our Festive Free Range Friday just around the corner we thought we’d share this truly terrific egg nog recipe with you! It come from BHWT patron Jamie Oliver and is guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas. Plus, it’s a great way to use some of the those eggs your girls have […]

Christmas leftovers – not for your hens!

Christmas dinner! Always far more food than anyone can eat. Personally I look forward to cold leftovers the next day, you can’t beat bubble and squeak, cold stuffing and cranberries. It’s tempting to think that our hens can join in the festive fun but should you be scraping the leftovers from your Christmas spread into […]

Keep your girls cosy this winter

Brrrrrr the mornings are getting chilly, there’s frost on the windscreen and a real nip in the air. We have had a few calls already asking for advice on how to keep our lovely chooks cosy in the colder weather. Here are some top tips: If the weather conditions are extreme and you have an […]

Bonfire night – remember your girls

Firework season is upon us, and bonfire night itself is nearing, which is fab news for those of us who enjoy this time of year. However, we must remember our feathered friends who can suffer from stress during this time. So please remember your responsibilities to your hens as well as cats and dogs. Most hens cope […]

Egg cosies for UK Wool Week!

It’s UK Wool Week and, to celebrate, we want to challenge you all to get knitting us some beautiful egg cosies! The weirder and more wonderful the better. Think scarecrows and witches for Halloween or Christmas puddings and snowmen for Christmas – the possibilities are endless! People absolutely love egg cosies and they fly off […]

eBay – 24 hours in the life of a fundraiser

Several months ago we had a day in the life of Regional Volunteer Community Fundraiser Megan Whiteman who runs an eBay shop. She has raised an astonishing £16,000 for the BHWT to date. Here’s another slice of charity life detailing a thrilling 24 hours, from 10.30am on Sunday to 10.30am on Monday, to show you just […]

The BHWT Egg Club!

Abby Gregory’s Egg Club We now have 44 Egg Clubs around the country, and since we started more than £12,000 has been raised by people setting up their own Egg Club. This is directly helping more hens on their way to life beyond an egg farm. Abby Gregory has been supporting the British Hen Welfare Trust […]