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Supermarket cage-free pledges…our thoughts

You’re probably all well aware of the supermarkets who have recently pledged to go cage-free – first Aldi, then Tesco, Iceland and Morrisons. From 2025 onwards millions more laying hens will be enjoying a lifestyle out of cages. Although we would, of course, like to see the transition happen a lot sooner than 2025. Patron, Jamie Oliver, […]

An interview with 14-year-old Lucy Gavaghan

We thought you’d like to hear a bit more from Lucy Gavaghan following the recent success of her Tesco petition. It gained more than 280,00 signatures and, following this, Tesco agreed to sell eggs from hens outside of cages from 2025. Iceland and Morrisons followed suit not long after, and we caught up with Lucy for […]

Tesco to end sale of caged eggs by 2025

Great news – Tesco has pledged to end the sale of colony caged eggs in its stores…unfortunately by 2025! Tesco has said it will transition to 100% cage-free eggs, moving instead to methods such as barns, free range and organic. At present, some 43% of the 1.4 billion eggs sold by Tesco each year come […]

Biodynamic eggs…a new one on us!

We stumbled across a new term recently which we simply had to share with you. Hands up who’s heard of “biodynamic eggs”? No, us neither. In a recent episode of their new series, Eating Well with Hemsley + Hemsley, Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley were seen buying biodynamic eggs from Ellie Woodcock of Brambletye Farm in […]

Aldi to phase out caged eggs

Some truly wonderful news has reached us here at Hen Central just in time for the weekend – Aldi is to start phasing out the sale of eggs from caged hens in its UK stores. It comes after we asked our lovely supporters to write to the supermarket giant letting them know they would like […]

A lovely donation…

THE wonderful team at Ash Veterinary Surgery in Merthyr Tydfil donated £75 to the British Hen Welfare Trust, despite having its charity tin stolen. We were saddened to hear that a burglary had taken place at the surgery, and that several charity tins, including one for the BHWT, had been stolen back in April. However, determined the […]

Call for help in Denmead

Our Denmead team in Hampshire are looking for new team members to help their poorly hens. If you feel you have what it takes to be a poorly care volunteer, have spare time and an area that can be used to house the occasional hen that might need extra TLC, you could be the person […]

Looking for something to do with your partner?

Fed up with being a golfing widow or stuck at the stove whilst everyone else is out having a good time?  Well if that sounds like your family or a family you know, we might have the solution that offers the chance to enjoy quality time together. Many of our volunteers help hens as a […]

Happy New Year!

I can hardly believe our 10th anniversary year has flown by so quickly, it’s been good to us … • We introduced three new ‘pop-up’ hen collection points and volunteering teams to our flock: in Rotherham, Milton Keynes and Aberdeen. • We were chosen as the BVNA Charity of the Year 2015/16, with all that […]