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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 […]

500,000 steps in 50 days!

Here is a lovely update from the inspiring Kyra de Groome about her 500,000 steps in 50 days challenge!  She has just finished the challenge and wanted to let everyone know how she got on: “I knew that my ‘Chicken Walk’ would be a challenge as I have a rather sedentary office job, so managing […]

Culture Label

Back in April Culture Label ran a wonderful Egg Auction for us raising an amazing £888.25! The money will be put towards building the very first BHWT Welfare and Education Centre!

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 […]