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500,000 steps in 50 days!

Here is a lovely update from the inspiring Kyra de Groome about her 500,000 steps in 50 days challenge!  She has just finished the challenge and wanted to let everyone know how she got on: “I knew that my ‘Chicken Walk’ would be a challenge as I have a rather sedentary office job, so managing […]

Culture Label

Back in April Culture Label ran a wonderful Egg Auction for us raising an amazing £888.25! The money will be put towards building the very first BHWT Welfare and Education Centre!

The Perfect Perch

A retired laying hen from Cornwall is certainly making the most of her new found freedom. Having been kept inside a cage for much of her life she now has much higher ambitions – quite literally! Martha (pictured) is one of three ex-caged hens re-homed by Liberty Payne at one of the British Hen Welfare […]

Time to eggucate!

Five lucky hens destined for slaughter have been re-homed by a Coventry primary school looking to educate its pupils about egg production in the UK. Southfields Primary School re-homed the hens from Allesley at a re-homing put on by the British Hen Welfare Trust in May. Paul Tuffin, the school’s Head Teacher, revealed: “There was […]

Therapy farm adopts therapeutic hens

Twenty ex-commercial hens due for slaughter have embarked on a new venture at a therapy farm in Colchester after being re-homed from a hen welfare charity. Nurture Dogs inc Dedham Therapy Farm CIC is a non-profit organisation which offers occupational therapy to members of the community. The farm re-homed 20 hens from the British Hen […]

Digs in Dorset

An urgent appeal is being made to find generous members of the public with a stable or barn enclosure in the Dorchester area to help re-home hundreds of ex-caged hens. The British Hen Welfare Trust re-homes hens across the county but, due to its local co-ordinator soon stepping down, will be unable to do so […]

Flints ignite virtual challenge

A hen loving mother and son in Ruddington, Nottingham have raised a hencredible £220 for the British Hen Welfare Trust after completing a 5k virtual run on Saturday. Clare Flint and her seven-year-old son Fred began training hard for the challenge after re-homing their ex-caged hens Buster and Bum-Bum from Newark in October last year. […]

5 year-old swaps birthday cake for charity cash

Whilst most birthdays are about fantastic presents and scrummy cake Regena Duffield chose to put an eggstra-special spin on her big day. To celebrate her 5th birthday, instead of receiving gifts, Regena collected donations for the British Hen Welfare Trust and raised over £50 for the charity! Her mother Louise told us: “Since 2013 we […]

It’s time to celebrate our poultry pets!

Throughout April animal lovers across the UK will be celebrating National Pet Month (1 April – 1 May) and the British Hen Welfare Trust is reminding animal lovers not to forget our feathered friends! National Pet Month promotes responsible pet ownership and will see thousands of people up and down the country celebrating their pets […]

Lend a hen a helping hand

An urgent appeal is being made to find generous volunteers able to help re-home hundreds of ex-caged hens to members of the public. The British Hen Welfare Trust re-homes hens across the county but, due to its local co-ordinator soon stepping down, will be unable to do so in parts of South Wales until a […]