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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 […]

Pretty Poultry

Two retired laying hens re-homed in Lancashire are already eyeing up a career in modelling! Having been kept inside a cage for much of their lives they now have their wings fully feathered and set for the catwalk. Lottie and Frieda (pictured) were re-homed by Barbara Hammer at one of the British Hen Welfare Trust’s […]

The hencredible Houdini

An ex-caged hen adopted by a kind member of the public is adding to her repertoire as a budding magician. Houdini (pictured) is one of four lucky hens recently re-homed by Martin Spearman at a hen collection carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust in Biggin Hill. Martin told us: “She’s a lovely hen […]

Hens help the homeless

New Hope was founded in 1990 and provides beds for 60 people each night and helps hundreds more through support and development services. The centre supports people recovering from addiction or mental health and physical issues via its Community Market Garden and, in August 2015, decided to re-home some ex-commercial hens via the British Hen […]

Pack up a perfect picnic and help save hens from slaughter

Celebrate National Picnic Week 2017 by picking up some free range pies and pasties and holding a Free Range Friday for the British Hen Welfare Trust. The week, which celebrates all things al fresco, takes place between Friday, 16 June and Sunday, 25 June. That means there are not one but two Fridays on which […]