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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 […]

Chickens remain UK’s sixth most popular pet

The Pet Food Manufacturer’s Association’s Pet Data Report 2017 stated around 600,000 people now keep domestic fowl, ranking them above guinea pigs, hamsters and lizards. Mind you, this is not news to the British Hen Welfare Trust who know full well the popularity of our feathered friends among the great British public. Since 2005 the […]

Can you host in Hereford?

Are you an animal lover? Do you have a stable or barn you could lend out once in a while? Then you could be the British Hen Welfare Trust’s next answer to its life-saving work for hens destined for slaughter. The charity re-homes hens across the country and is looking to set up a brand […]

Go potty for poultry on National Poultry Day

A chicken charity is reminding the general public that their feathered friends make wonderful pets – not just a good Sunday roast – this National Poultry Day. The awareness day takes place on Sunday, 19 March and is most often associated with eating poultry, not keeping them as pets. But the British Hen Welfare Trust […]