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From cage to castle – hen trio get their fairy tale ending

Three lucky hens are experiencing their own magical fairy tale after being re-homed by Marlene Gray during a collection carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust in Gateshead. Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, named after the iconic characters from Sleeping Beauty, were once destined for slaughter but have now been transformed from ex-caged hens into […]

Hens hoping they don’t get left behind this Christmas

There are thousands of hens sat in their colony cages hoping they aren’t forgotten this Christmas, and the British Hen Welfare Trust is reminding hen-lovers that the birds are looking for room at the inn, and that a home for Christmas is top of their Santa wish list. The charity will be re-homing caged hens […]

Remember remember (your hens on) the 5th of November

Firework season is upon us and hen owners are being reminded to think about their feathered friends during this time. The British Hen Welfare Trust is encouraging people to remember their responsibilities to their hens as well as cats and dogs. Most hens cope well and snooze through the festivities but some hens do suffer […]

Chicken ring bearers leave wedding guests shell-shocked

A pair of hens went from cage to altar when they took on the role of ring bearers at their owners’ wedding. Blossom and Clucky, who are ex-caged chickens, even wore knitted jackets to match the bridesmaids’ dresses which contained little pockets to safeguard the rings. The plucky pair were adopted from the British Hen […]

The ‘sore’ truth about eggs

The sore truth about eggs… We all know the human body is a pretty amazing thing, but did you know not all wounds heal themselves? Some deep wounds, such as leg ulcers, remain open and need expensive collagen dressings to help them heal. However, researchers are now looking into the possibility of developing a much cheaper alternative – using egg shells! The process involves […]

Charity appeals for new re-homing site

Get the feel good factor and help save hens from slaughter 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 host. The charity is looking to set up a brand new re-homing point in […]

Eggstra large red hen hatches at Devon charity

Today (Friday, 23 September) marks the start of the British Hen Welfare Trust’s fundraising appeal to help build a flagship re-homing and education centre. Hundreds of people have signed up to hold a Free Range Friday today, at which they will be eating lots of cake in exchange for a donation for the charity. And […]

Cockerel escapes slaughter after being found among caged hens

A lucky cockerel found among a batch of caged hens has been named after Usain Bolt. Usain (the cockerel) was plucked from a cage during a re-homing being carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust in August. The charity was at a farm taking out hundreds of hens, who were otherwise destined for slaughter, […]

British Hen Welfare Day

Together we can help make hens happier A HEN charity in North Devon is putting on a new national event to help raise funds to transform its work. The British Hen Welfare Trust will be holding the world’s first British Hen Welfare Day on Friday, 23 September. The charity hopes BHWD will become an annual […]