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Thousands of hens miss out on new homes thanks to avian flu

The British Hen Welfare Trust has been forced to postpone all its re-homings until 28 February due to the threat of bird flu. Defra put an Avian Flu Prevention Zone in place on 6 December for 30 days requiring all captive poultry to be kept indoors, and therefore separate from wild birds. However, the prevention […]

T’is the season for hen re-homing

Give the greatest gift of all this Christmas – LIFE – by re-homing some ex-commercial hens destined for slaughter! Hundreds of hens in Stamford are patiently perched in their cages waiting to start their festive free range retirement and the British Hen Welfare Trust is appealing to kind-hearted members of the public to adopt them. […]

The hen whistler

We’ve all heard about obedient dogs – but have you ever heard of a hen who comes running to a whistle? That’s exactly the kind of special skill that ‘Emma’ the hen has developed since being re-homed by Lucy Brooks-Marchant. Lucy, from Gillingham, re-homed Emma through the British Hen Welfare Trust’s re-homing point in Biggin […]

Charity volunteers re-home 15,000 Hampshire hens

A small group of volunteers have collectively helped save a staggering 15,000 ex-commercial hens from slaughter. The British Hen Welfare Trust volunteers held their latest re-homing on Saturday, November 26 when they re-homed their 15,000th hen. The re-homing point in Denmead was set up in 2008 by Alice Moneypenny who was Co-ordinator until April last […]

World’s oldest woman credits eggs as key to her age

Cracking way to live until you’re 117 – eat eggs! If you, like most of us, are in search of the secret to a long and health life, it has today been revealed by the world’s oldest woman. Emma Morano has today celebrated her 117th birthday – an age most of us can only dream […]