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 […]
A chicken charity has set up a lonely hearts page for cockerels. After being inundated with calls from people trying to find loving homes for their handsome chaps the British Hen Welfare Trust decided to do something to help. A lonely cockerels noticeboard now features on the charity’s website where people can go to post […]
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The British Hen Welfare Trust has this year alone re-homed 56,000 hens which ranks as one of its top three re-homing years since it was founded in 2005. This is despite the charity having to postpone its December re-homing dates due to an Avian Flu lockdown. All those 56,000 hens are now enjoying life as […]
Some helpful suggestions on how to keep your girls entertained while they’re on lockdown during the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone.
A NORTH Devon charity last week launched its fundraising appeal to build the UK’s first dedicated hen welfare and education centre. The British Hen Welfare Trust, in Rose Ash near South Molton, re-homes ex-commercial laying hens and educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare. The charity had a planning […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]