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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 […]

It’s nearly Easter!

Can you believe it’s nearly Easter?! There’s just a week to go before Good Friday and we’re sincerely hoping you’ll join in our Free Range Friday fun and hold your own bake sale to raise money for us. It couldn’t be easier – simply hold a Free Range Friday bake sale at your home, school […]

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 […]

Challenge yourself!

If baking isn’t your thing and you’re looking to indulge in some adventure instead, perhaps consider taking part in a challenge event. From trekking across beautiful British countryside to jumping out of a plane or husky sledding across Norway, the choice of what challenge to undertake is completely up to you. Challenge events really are […]

Keep your hen’s gut healthy

By Alison Colville-Hyde, Chicken Vet Poultry, like humans, have a particular biological set of healthy gut bacteria. This bacteria helps to keep the bird’s digestive system healthy, which in turn assists in keeping an equilibrium for optimal bird health. Gut bacteria have several functions including digesting food and actually feeding good bacteria. Human gut bacteria […]

Free Range Friday

Free Range Friday is the British Hen Welfare Trust’s first ever national campaign which encourages people to get their family, friends, colleagues and communities together to eat cake and raise funds for the charity. This year we are focusing on some special dates throughout the year to give you inspiration, our next one is at […]

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 […]

Give as You Live

GAYL Is online shopping your favourite thing?  Well, we have great news for you – now you can help us raise money whilst shopping at all your favourite stores on the internet! All you have to do is join Give as You Live (GAYL) and then continue shopping on all your normal websites; a percentage of […]

More re-homing dates!

We have lots more re-homing dates coming up! If you’ve been patiently waiting to re-home in any of these areas then now’s your chance. We also have some new sites for you. Just make sure you’re registered and call us on 01884 860084 to reserve your hens.

Mud mud glorious mud…

By Gaynor Davies It doesn’t seem to have stopped raining since November. If your hen run looks anything like mine you’ll probably be sick of seeing mud and slipping about in your wellies. Can anything be done to improve conditions for the girls until the sun starts to shine and we have drier ground again? […]