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A Royal Hengagement

The Queen turns 92 next weekend and hundreds of hens are hoping join in the celebrations whilst settling into free range retirement homes across the country. The British Hen Welfare Trust, a charity which re-homes ex-commercial hens saved from slaughter, is appealing to members of the Devon public to offer the lucky ladies their very […]

Spring chickens ready for an eggstra-special Easter!

Hundreds of ex-caged hens will be laying fresh eggs in back gardens this weekend after having their lives saved just in time for Easter. The hens, who have been laying eggs in commercial farm systems for 18 months, were destined for the slaughterhouse, but will be taken out of their cages on Saturday, 31 March. […]

Snowhen rules the roost!

Four ex-caged hens re-homed by the British Hen Welfare Trust have found a new roost to rule after the Beast from the East left their free range patch covered in the white stuff! The mammoth snowhen, which took around an hour and a half to build, was sculpted by hen re-homer Samantha Chubbock and her […]

Just five days for spring chickens to avoid slaughter!

A hen re-homing day is taking place in King’s Lynn this Saturday (10 March) where hundreds of down-on-their-cluck hens are hoping to avoid the slaughter lorry and start their free range retirement in new loving homes across Norfolk. Volunteers for the British Hen Welfare Trust have launched an urgent campaign in a bid to save […]

Free your Yorkshire puds!

This National Yorkshire Pudding day an animal welfare charity is asking Britons to free their Yorkshire puds by throwing free range eggs into the mix. For 10 years now Britain has been celebrating this national treasure on the first Sunday in February and the British Hen Welfare Trust is asking the nation to go free […]

Hundreds of hens hope to touch down this weekend

In anticipation of Sunday’s Super Bowl, hundreds of ex-caged hens are hoping to take to the field and touch down at new retirement homes in Lincolnshire this weekend. The British Hen Welfare Trust is holding a collection at Stamford this Saturday (03 Feb) where more than 300 hens will be hoping to avoid the slaughter […]

Up with the chickens

How do you like to spend your weekend? Having a lazy lie in with the papers? Drinking a cuppa in bed followed by a fry up, complete with yummy free range eggs? Whilst many millions of Britons will be doing just that come Saturday, British Hen Welfare Trust volunteers in Sussex will be up at […]

Hens hoping there’ll be room at the inn this Christmas

Hundreds of hardworking hens are hoping to enjoy their first Christmas outside of a cage if enough people come forward to save them from slaughter. The British Hen Welfare Trust is appealing to the Devonshire public to come forward and offer up their back gardens to a small flock of ex-bats so that they can […]

Much more than a one trick hen

An ex-commercial hen has been making the most of her new home after a welfare charity rescued her from slaughter. Hey Hey, pictured with pony friend Valentine, was one of ten hens re-homed by Chloe Brown and her ten-year-old daughter Savannah at a collection carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust in Sand Hutton. […]

A scrumptious presentation helps raise money for hen welfare charity

Whilst the Great British Bake Off may now be over this hasn’t stopped budding bakers continuing to whip up scrumptious cakes for good causes. Samantha Chubbock, an animal lover from Attleborough, recently held an office free range bake sale and raised a whopping £185 for her chosen charity, The British Hen Welfare Trust. Samantha, who […]