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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Double award success

The British Hen Welfare Trust is celebrating being shortlisted in two prestigious charity awards. The charity is one of five charities shortlisted in the Small Charity, Big Achiever category in the Third Sector Awards. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 21 September.   We have also been shortlisted for the […]

Nine-year-old Benjamin takes on global biscuit brand

Nine-year-old BHWT supporter Benjamin Nicholson is taking on global biscuit brand McVitie’s in a bid to get them to stop using caged hen eggs. After finding out about the charity’s #BHWTfreerangecampaign Benjamin stopped eating Jaffa Cakes, which contain caged eggs, plus his favourite Gold Bars because they are both made by McVitie’s. He has also […]

Warmer weather is on its way

The weather is getting warmer and, as a result, APHA (part of Defra) has issued advice about how best to keep your girls cool, particularly if you are in a high risk area. The agency said: “If you are in a Higher Risk Area and your birds are housed it is especially important to keep […]

Easter recipe – mini egg fudge

We LOVE Easter primarily because you get to eat mountains of chocolate and no-one will judge you! With that in mind, we thought we’d share this recipe from Frantaffstic Bakes for mini egg fudge. It’s a gorgeously indulgent recipe and would be perfect for you to make and serve at your Easter Free Range Friday event […]

Dobies – Herbs for hens!

The BHWT is delighted to be working with Dobies, part of Suttons, who have created a special seed range of herbs specially selected to delight our feathered friends! In addition, Dobies are offering special discounts to our supporters on products in their catalogue or online and donating a percentage of proceeds back to us. We […]