Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Keep your girls cosy this winter

Brrrrrr the mornings are getting chilly, there’s frost on the windscreen and a real nip in the air. We have had a few calls already asking for advice on how to keep our lovely chooks cosy in the colder weather. Here are some top tips: If the weather conditions are extreme and you have an […]

Remember remember (your hens on) the 5th of November

Firework season is upon us and hen owners are being reminded to think about their feathered friends during this time. The British Hen Welfare Trust is encouraging people to remember their responsibilities to their hens as well as cats and dogs. Most hens cope well and snooze through the festivities but some hens do suffer […]

Chicken ring bearers leave wedding guests shell-shocked

A pair of hens went from cage to altar when they took on the role of ring bearers at their owners’ wedding. Blossom and Clucky, who are ex-caged chickens, even wore knitted jackets to match the bridesmaids’ dresses which contained little pockets to safeguard the rings. The plucky pair were adopted from the British Hen […]

Charity appeals for new re-homing site

Get the feel good factor and help save hens from slaughter Are you an animal lover? Do you have a stable or barn you could lend out once in a while? Then you could be the British Hen Welfare Trust’s next host. The charity is looking to set up a brand new re-homing point in […]

Eggstra large red hen hatches at Devon charity

Today (Friday, 23 September) marks the start of the British Hen Welfare Trust’s fundraising appeal to help build a flagship re-homing and education centre. Hundreds of people have signed up to hold a Free Range Friday today, at which they will be eating lots of cake in exchange for a donation for the charity. And […]

Cockerel escapes slaughter after being found among caged hens

A lucky cockerel found among a batch of caged hens has been named after Usain Bolt. Usain (the cockerel) was plucked from a cage during a re-homing being carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust in August. The charity was at a farm taking out hundreds of hens, who were otherwise destined for slaughter, […]

Fridge cake with chocolate, nuts and raisins, by Amy Hamilton

This recipe for a chocolate fridge cake comes from Amy Hamilton who recently held a fabulous Free Range Friday which raised more than £500! This is a great recipe for those of you who are looking for something not containing eggs. Amy said: “This chocolate fridge cake is a really easy recipe and can be altered depending […]

British Hen Welfare Day

Together we can help make hens happier A HEN charity in North Devon is putting on a new national event to help raise funds to transform its work. The British Hen Welfare Trust will be holding the world’s first British Hen Welfare Day on Friday, 23 September. The charity hopes BHWD will become an annual […]