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Runny Eggs

Whether you’re a complete beginner aiming for your first 5K, or a seasoned runner training for your next marathon – people will sponsor you and raise money to make more hens happy. Even a small amount from each of your friends can make a real difference to our work. You can also take part in a Couch […]

Community Fundraising

Sometimes it seems that our creative and energetic community fundraising supporters can bring in funds to help hens from any event – local shows and fetes, jumble sales, car boot sales and yard sales all offer opportunities to re-cycle, de-clutter and raise some money at the same time – a double feel-good factor! You can sell egg […]

Flip a Free Range Friday

Pancake Day is fast approaching and the British Hen Welfare Trust is encouraging the nation to Flip Free Range pancakes across the country between 24 and 28 February. Better still, inviting friends and family to eat delicious free range pancakes and asking for a small donation to help the charity could put you in with […]

Free range Yorkshire pudds

British Yorkshire Pudding Day – yes there is such a thing! – takes place on Sunday, 5 February and the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) is asking the nation to go free range to celebrate the occasion. Can you rise to the challenge? “Yorkshire puddings are loved across the country but we often forget where […]

Avoid McVitie’s on Chocolate Cake Day

Chocolate cake lovers have the perfect excuse to tuck in to a slice today. But the British Hen Welfare Trust is reminding cake lovers to check the ingredients of their favourite brands before they buy this Chocolate Cake Day (Friday, 27 January). In particular, McVitie’s, whose line includes a delicious-looking chocolate cake, is one to […]

Spread your wings and hug a hen

National Hugging Day takes place on 21 January and the British Hen Welfare Trust is encouraging people to pick up their feathered friends and give them a gentle squeeze! They’re bound to be in need of a good hug by now as they have been cooped up since 6 December, when an Avian Flu Prevention Zone […]

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 […]