Pancake Day is fast approaching and the British Hen Welfare Trust is encouraging the nation to Flip Free Range pancakes across the country between 24 and 28 February. Better still, inviting friends and family to eat delicious free range pancakes and asking for a small donation to help the charity could put you in with […]
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British Yorkshire Pudding Day – yes there is such a thing! – takes place on Sunday, 5 February and the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) is asking the nation to go free range to celebrate the occasion. Can you rise to the challenge? “Yorkshire puddings are loved across the country but we often forget where […]
Chocolate cake lovers have the perfect excuse to tuck in to a slice today. But the British Hen Welfare Trust is reminding cake lovers to check the ingredients of their favourite brands before they buy this Chocolate Cake Day (Friday, 27 January). In particular, McVitie’s, whose line includes a delicious-looking chocolate cake, is one to […]
Are you struggling to think of a theme for your Free Range Friday? Why not hold one for Pancake Day! We’re holding ours on Friday, 24 February, but you can hold yours on whatever day you fancy!
National Hugging Day takes place on 21 January and the British Hen Welfare Trust is encouraging people to pick up their feathered friends and give them a gentle squeeze! They’re bound to be in need of a good hug by now as they have been cooped up since 6 December, when an Avian Flu Prevention Zone […]
The British Hen Welfare Trust has been forced to postpone all its re-homings until 28 February due to the threat of bird flu. Defra put an Avian Flu Prevention Zone in place on 6 December for 30 days requiring all captive poultry to be kept indoors, and therefore separate from wild birds. However, the prevention […]
A chicken charity has set up a lonely hearts page for cockerels. After being inundated with calls from people trying to find loving homes for their handsome chaps the British Hen Welfare Trust decided to do something to help. A lonely cockerels noticeboard now features on the charity’s website where people can go to post […]
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The British Hen Welfare Trust has this year alone re-homed 56,000 hens which ranks as one of its top three re-homing years since it was founded in 2005. This is despite the charity having to postpone its December re-homing dates due to an Avian Flu lockdown. All those 56,000 hens are now enjoying life as […]
A NORTH Devon charity last week launched its fundraising appeal to build the UK’s first dedicated hen welfare and education centre. The British Hen Welfare Trust, in Rose Ash near South Molton, re-homes ex-commercial laying hens and educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare. The charity had a planning […]