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Welfare charity announce new Pembrokeshire hen re-homing site!

The British Hen Welfare Trust is delighted to announce its brand new re-homing site in Boncath. The charity, which finds pet homes for ex-commercial laying hens otherwise destined for slaughter, will host their first collection at the new location on Sunday, 12 November and are urging all hen lovers in the area to get involved. […]

Feathered assistants inspire workshop flock

A funky furniture workshop based in Buxton has recently taken on some new feathered assistants. More Care Design Collective provides 1-1 learning workshop sessions for people who suffer from learning difficulties and require personal care. The group currently consists of nine adults who now work alongside adopted ex-commercial hens Betty and Sweet Pea, re-homed from […]

Remember your hens on Bonfire Night

Firework season is nearing and hen owners are being reminded to consider their feathered friends as the festivities are enjoyed across the country. The British Hen Welfare Trust is encouraging people to remember their responsibilities to their hens as well as other pets. Whilst most hens cope well during this time, some do suffer from […]

Adopted assistants help egg-ucate countryside class

A countryside centre based in Devizes has adopted 20 ex-commercial hens from an animal welfare charity to assist with its education and wellbeing project. The Caenhill Countryside Centre, a non-profit organisation which brings countryside learning to children, young people and communities, recently re-homed the hens at a collection carried out by the British Hen Welfare […]

The Silwood Chicken Club

Animal-loving university students have re-homed ex-commercial hens destined for slaughter at a collection carried out by an animal welfare charity. Students at Imperial College London’s postgraduate campus, Silwood Park, re-homed 20 hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust’s re-homing point in Crowthorne, Berkshire. The project, known as the Silwood Chicken Club, is made up of […]

Young homeless charity houses hens in need

A charity which transforms the lives of young people has recently taken on new residents, in the feathered form. The Amber Foundation provides supported housing for homeless and unemployed people aged 17-30 and strives to raise its resident’s aspirations whilst challenging them to take responsibility for their lives. To support the work residents and staff […]

A gift from the garden

A hen-lover has raised over £300 for three charities by holding a garden party at her home in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Part of the money raised by Catherine Murray will be used to support the re-homing and educational work carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust. Catherine, who has adopted ex-commercial hens from the BHWT since […]

Introducing the Red Comb display team!

Three generations of ex-commercial hens have touched down in a back garden in Denmead after being re-homed by a hen welfare charity. The newly formulated squadron currently consists of budding pilots Biggie, Ginger, Pumpkin, Nugget, Puma and Apache who are locally known as the Red Comb display team in recognition of their idols the RAF […]

In need of knitters!

A charity is calling on the country’s knitters to pick up their needles in the name of hen welfare. The British Hen Welfare Trust is in need of a steady supply of egg cosies as they have become so popular that they are now a key fundraiser for the charity. There are many fantastic patterns […]

She shall go to the ball

An ex-commercial laying hen recently had her life transformed from rags to riches after being re-homed by her very own fairy Godmother. Cinderella, or Ella for short, was one of six lucky ladies saved from slaughter and adopted by Chelsea Watson at a hen collection carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust in Coventry. […]