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Runny Eggs

Whether you’re a complete beginner aiming for your first 5K, or a seasoned runner training for your next marathon – people will sponsor you and raise money to make more hens happy. Even a small amount from each of your friends can make a real difference to our work. You can also take part in a Couch […]

Community Fundraising

Sometimes it seems that our creative and energetic community fundraising supporters can bring in funds to help hens from any event – local shows and fetes, jumble sales, car boot sales and yard sales all offer opportunities to re-cycle, de-clutter and raise some money at the same time – a double feel-good factor! You can sell egg […]

Fly strike

By Gaynor Davies Hens are really good at disguising the fact that they are unwell. This is a natural defence – hens don’t want to appear vulnerable to predators. Because of this diarrhoea or a discharge from her vent and soiled feathers may go unnoticed. Your hen may also stop preening and grooming and be […]

Gardener’s World Live

This weekend we are at BBC Gardener’s World Live Show at the NEC in Birmingham, alongside Poultry Talk and Peck and Feather. You will also be able to get plenty of advice from Dengie about chicken bedding and Unipet about chicken treats and toys, and we even have some feed samples from Allen and Page. […]

Red Mite

It’s that time of year again… Red Mite season! An easy way to tell if you have a Red Mite problem in your coop is to place a small square of towelling material in the corner of your nest boxes or over the end of a perch. Red Mite will hide in the folds thinking […]

National Picnic Week

The aim of Free Range Friday™ is to raise funds and awareness for the British Hen Welfare Trust by asking individuals, companies and community groups to hold a get together with friends, family or colleagues and cook or bake using free range eggs. Fundraising packs are provided which include all the materials you need to […]

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 […]

It’s Volunteers’ Week!

The start of June also marks the start of Volunteers’ Week so we would like to take the opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to all our volunteers. They do an incredible job for us and work so hard to help all our lovely hens. They’re often up at the crack of dawn to spend their weekend […]

Sponsor a Hen

Spring brings with it freshness and new beginnings – spring clean anyone?! With that in mind we thought it was time to give our Sponsor a Hen scheme a bit of a refresh. After all, there were 56,000 hens re-homed in 2016 and they all have a story to tell! So, here we introduce our […]

Leaving a gift in your Will

A gift in your will is one of the most valuable ways you can help to save 50,000 hens from slaughter each year, find them caring pet homes and enjoy a free range retirement.    We make every penny we receive work for the benefit of these humble creatures through our positive campaigns and our educational […]