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The Silwood Chicken Club

Animal-loving university students have re-homed ex-commercial hens destined for slaughter at a collection carried out by an animal welfare charity. Students at Imperial College London’s postgraduate campus, Silwood Park, re-homed 20 hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust’s re-homing point in Crowthorne, Berkshire. The project, known as the Silwood Chicken Club, is made up of […]

Young homeless charity houses hens in need

A charity which transforms the lives of young people has recently taken on new residents, in the feathered form. The Amber Foundation provides supported housing for homeless and unemployed people aged 17-30 and strives to raise its resident’s aspirations whilst challenging them to take responsibility for their lives. To support the work residents and staff […]

A gift from the garden

A hen-lover has raised over £300 for three charities by holding a garden party at her home in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Part of the money raised by Catherine Murray will be used to support the re-homing and educational work carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust. Catherine, who has adopted ex-commercial hens from the BHWT since […]

Introducing the Red Comb display team!

Three generations of ex-commercial hens have touched down in a back garden in Denmead after being re-homed by a hen welfare charity. The newly formulated squadron currently consists of budding pilots Biggie, Ginger, Pumpkin, Nugget, Puma and Apache who are locally known as the Red Comb display team in recognition of their idols the RAF […]

In need of knitters!

A charity is calling on the country’s knitters to pick up their needles in the name of hen welfare. The British Hen Welfare Trust is in need of a steady supply of egg cosies as they have become so popular that they are now a key fundraiser for the charity. There are many fantastic patterns […]

She shall go to the ball

An ex-commercial laying hen recently had her life transformed from rags to riches after being re-homed by her very own fairy Godmother. Cinderella, or Ella for short, was one of six lucky ladies saved from slaughter and adopted by Chelsea Watson at a hen collection carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust in Coventry. […]

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 […]