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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 […]

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. […]