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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 […]

Thousands of steps taken to improve hen welfare

Thousands of steps are being taken – quite literally – to improve hen welfare by a woman from Little Neston. Kyra said: “We started keeping chickens six years ago after a school hatching project had completed and the little bantam chickens were in need of a home. Kyra de Groome is a supporter of the […]

Deborah Meaden adopts ex-bats

Dragon’s Den tycoon Deborah Meaden has adopted eight hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust. Her husband collected them from the charity’s Dorset re-homing point on Sunday, 21 May. Deborah tweeted on the day to say she was ‘very excited’ about her new arrivals, before declaring they had arrived, adding: “It’s ok now ladies, time […]

20,000 ex-commercial hens find homes in Essex

A group of charity volunteers re-homed their 20,000th hen in Great Totham this month. The group volunteers tirelessly for the British Hen Welfare Trust and on 21 May saw their 20,000th hen go off to enjoy her free range retirement. The Great Totham team is co-ordinated by Jean Gill and Fliss Argent and was formed […]

Seven-year-old raises £1,000 to save hens from slaughter

A seven-year-old charity supporter has single-handedly raised £1,000 to help save ex-commercial hens from slaughter. Evie Walker, from Truro, is one of the British Hen Welfare Trust’s youngest fundraisers and has been supporting the charity ever since she adopted eight hens of her own 18 months ago. Evie started her fundraising by setting up an […]