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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 […]

The Chicken Vet: muti-vits for chickens

A blog by The Chicken Vet As humans we can wander into a health food shop and peruse the array of vitamins and minerals before our eyes. An aid to every problem and complaint imaginable. Humans are long-lived, have varied diets and medical research has unearthed conditions and deficiencies which have known treatments, often being […]

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 […]

An eggcellent read

Mad about hens? Just can’t get enough of those ginger ninjas? Then take a look at our Chicken & Egg magazine… As you can see from our latest spring edition, Chicken & Egg is packed full of goodies for hen lovers. For a donation of £5 per year, you will receive three fantastic magazines – […]

Fancy becoming a Runny Egg?

Whether you are a seasoned runner or just starting out, donning those trainers and pounding those pavements is an easy way to get fit and have fun – and you can raise money for hens at the same time! So, what are you waiting for? Perhaps you need a little inspiration… The Flint-off Seven year […]

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down….

None of us particularly like taking medicine. Remember Calpol?! Yuck. Hens are no different! If you are struggling to persuade your hen to take medicine in drinking water, try adding a couple of drops of Ribena. The fruity taste will disguise the medicine and your hen will think she is getting a special treat. We’ve […]