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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 […]

Jane awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours list 2016

Have you heard our big news this morning? (Our) Jane Howorth, Founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2016! We are all bursting with pride this morning, and could not be more delighted for Jane. This is simply the perfect reward for ALL her […]

Happy Christmas from the British Hen Welfare Trust

With festivities underway, and wrapping paper probably everywhere… we would like to add our Christmas thank you on behalf of the lucky 51,600+ hens whose lives you’ve transformed this year. Our girls wouldn’t be enjoying their free range happiness if it wasn’t for your kindness, and we hope you enjoy the holidays with family, friends […]

Ruffled feathers Mr Kipling?

A big thanks to all of you who joined our #feathercampaign following the news that Mr Kipling had stopped using solely free range eggs.  Our message was reported in The Grocer magazine who commented that ‘Premier Foods has defended its switch to using barn eggs for the manufacture of Mr Kipling cakes after it came […]

Not so good egg, Mr Kipling

We recently advised that Mr Kipling has stopped using solely free range eggs  and is now using ‘cage-free’ (barn eggs) as an alternative. As a result we are relaunching our previously successful ‘feather campaign’ to encourage Mr Kipling to revoke this decision to stop using only free range eggs and we would like you to […]

BVNA announces the BHWT as Charity of the Year 2015/16

We are delighted to inform you that we have been chosen as the British Veterinary Nursing Association’s official Charity of the Year from October 2015, and throughout 2015/6 we will be working alongside the BVNA to raise awareness and funds for our Hen Advice Line. The more success we have in re-homing activity, the more […]

A once good egg now slightly cracked

DID YOU KNOW? Egg yolks are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D. #BritishEggWeek #EggFact It’s at this point that we cast the spotlight on a once good egg company which just may have cracked his shell… In 2011, following our ‘feather campaign’, Mr Kipling told us: “I am […]

Omlet’s celebration of World Egg Day

World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday of October, and events are held across the world in celebration of chickens and eggs. This year our friends at Omlet are going to be donating £50 from every Eglu sold and hope to raise thousands! All monies raised will help us to help even more […]

Support free range farmers like the happy egg co.

DID YOU KNOW? An average commercial hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year, and over 500 million eggs are laid for the happy egg co. every year. #BritishEggWeek #EggFact This Buttermilk Pancake recipe comes courtesy of good eggs (see below), the happy egg co. Our friends at the happy egg co. are the largest supplier […]

Pizza Express wave the free range flag

Pizza Express use only free range eggs in their menus… They’re all over the UK and pizza is now the most popular food bought in British restaurants, in fact we Britons spend a staggering £4.4 billion on pizza every year. Find a Pizza Express near you here, and make sure you give them a pat […]