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Introducing our BHWT Brighton heroes

How many times have you heard someone say ‘oh come on, it’s not like you’re running a marathon’?! Probably many times because, in comparison to running your heart out for 26 miles, everything else seems quite easy. Well, there are three BHWT supporters who you can no longer say that to, because they are running […]

Avian Flu Prevention Zone put in place in England

Defra have this morning announced that an Avian Flu Prevention Zone has been put in place in England. This applies to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds, meaning they must follow increased biosecurity requirements. This news is not cause for alarm, but it is a reason to up your biosecurity measures at home. All […]

Run Brighton Marathon for us and help save lives

It’s a new year, and with it comes new challenges. If you’re in the mood for a serious challenge, why not sign up and run Brighton Marathon for the BHWT? You’ll be shedding pounds and saving lives at the same time! We have three places up for grabs for the event, which takes place on […]

Bird-brained? We don’t think so…

The term bird brain is often used as a derogatory term referring to someone not very bright. Yet chickens actually have very complex brains and use the information they process in a very particular way. The chicken brain consists of two halves (known as hemispheres). Each half helps it to process information in a different […]

Remember your hens during firework season

Fireworks will be going off with a bang all over the country this weekend, and we can’t wait! However it’s important to remember your hens, so here are a few tips to ensure they remain calm and happy throughout the festivities. While most people take extra precautions to look after their cats and dogs we’d […]

The Chicken Vet: the importance of worming your chickens

A blog by The Chicken Vet Animals and birds are capable of hosting various internal parasites, including worms. Chickens are no different, therefore worming is part of caring for your pet chicken’s health to implement prevention and control. Some species of worm can affect your chicken’s health if not treated. There are four species which can be found in chickens: Ascaridia (round worm) is […]

Runny eggs declared safe for ‘vulnerable’ people

We’re welcoming the news this morning that eggs stamped with the Lion mark have been officially declared safe for vulnerable people such as pregnant women and young children. The news first surfaced in 2016 when a food safety committee’s report concluded that raw or lightly cooked eggs could be served to groups of ‘vulnerable’ people. […]

British Hen Welfare Day!

We celebrated this year’s British Hen Welfare Day at Hen Central with a wonderful selection of yummy goodies.  It’s hard to decide which was the best but the BHWT cupcakes definitely made an impact, as did the fried egg lemon drizzle slices and a gorgeous cheese quiche, made using our founder Jane’s chickens’ eggs!  We […]

UK declared AI free

The UK has been declared disease free following outbreaks of Avian Flu which began at the end of 2016. The UK’s Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens yesterday announced the UK has met international requirements to declare itself free from Avian Influenza, but the Government is warning the public to be vigilant as the winter approaches. It […]

WANTED: egg cosies!

We are yet again on the hunt for more egg cosies and are calling on our supporters to pick up their knitting needles and get creative! People go crazy for cosies at events, making them a great fundraising tool for the charity. They can come in all shapes and sizes – we’ve had cosies with […]