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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? […]

Put a spring in your step!

With spring on the way, the evenings will be lighter and the weather will be brighter. It’s the perfect time to get those running shoes on and get training. There are hundreds of events each year which offer you the opportunity to raise money for hens, no matter what your fitness level. We have put […]

Charity calls for crocheters!

As you may have heard we love all chickens, especially these lovely little crochet chickens! They are so popular we have run out again and we really need some more as we take them to the shows to help raise funds. If you are a crocheter please take some time to make us a little […]

Avian flu restrictions from 28 February

Defra has announced new restrictions in England going forward from 28 February. From 1 March there will be a more targeted approach to protect birds against avian flu, which will result in around 75% of people being able to let their birds outside. Defra has designated ‘high risk’ areas where birds must remain housed or kept […]

Worming your hens

By Gaynor Davies All animals can (and do) pick up worms. Hens are no different. Do not be lulled into thinking that your hens don’t have visitors just because you haven’t seen any in their droppings; if you are actually seeing worms in the droppings your hen has a heavy worm burden. Worms lay thousands […]

#chipinforchickens fundraising update

We are storming ahead with the fundraising for our new welfare and education centre! The facility will be the UK’s first and will be built at Hen Central here in Devon. Not only will the building be a dedicated re-homing centre and a vast improvement on our current facilities, but it will also give us […]