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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 […]

Five-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 […]

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 […]

Welfare charity announce new Pembrokeshire hen re-homing site!

The British Hen Welfare Trust is delighted to announce its brand new re-homing site in Boncath. The charity, which finds pet homes for ex-commercial laying hens otherwise destined for slaughter, will host their first collection at the new location on Sunday, 12 November and are urging all hen lovers in the area to get involved. […]

Feathered assistants inspire workshop flock

A funky furniture workshop based in Buxton has recently taken on some new feathered assistants. More Care Design Collective provides 1-1 learning workshop sessions for people who suffer from learning difficulties and require personal care. The group currently consists of nine adults who now work alongside adopted ex-commercial hens Betty and Sweet Pea, re-homed from […]

Remember your hens on Bonfire Night

Firework season is nearing and hen owners are being reminded to consider their feathered friends as the festivities are enjoyed across the country. The British Hen Welfare Trust is encouraging people to remember their responsibilities to their hens as well as other pets. Whilst most hens cope well during this time, some do suffer from […]

Adopted assistants help egg-ucate countryside class

A countryside centre based in Devizes has adopted 20 ex-commercial hens from an animal welfare charity to assist with its education and wellbeing project. The Caenhill Countryside Centre, a non-profit organisation which brings countryside learning to children, young people and communities, recently re-homed the hens at a collection carried out by the British Hen Welfare […]