Chicken & Egg Issue 14 - page 5

What a summer! And, no, I’m not talking about the weather,
I’m talking about hen welfare and the huge gains that are being
promised to take hens out of their cages permanently across the globe.
As a result this edition of Chicken & Egg has a global theme with our lead article bringing
you up to date with what’s been happening across the world and how it will impact on the
eggs you eat and the hens that lay them.
Closer to home we bring you pics and news of the UK’s first ever British Hen Welfare Day
which took place just a fewweeks ago; eating cake and helping hens at the same time has
a synergy that we wholeheartedly enjoyed at Hen Central as you will see!
Back from Rio we interview Olympic rider, Carl Hester, who came away with a silver in the
Team Dressage, and who also has a fondness for chooks. We interview some international
supporters and in our last fewweeks as Charity of the Year for the BVNA give you an update
on The Chicken Vet. We also take time to reflect on some of our little miracles across the
country who prove that it’s not always just veterinary intervention that can make a difference.
We have competitions, including the chance to win £125 worth of treats from homewares
designer, Sarah Boddy, who has designed our gorgeous new christmas card, page 45. There’s
also a fascinating report about Lianne Peters who has undertaken a study of the impact of
keeping ex-bats on people with mental health issues.
It wouldn’t be Chicken & Egg without our spoilt hens, our stars of the month and our special
‘And Finally’ hen – they are quite simply our feathered friends. I hope you enjoy our magazine.
Jane Howorth
Chicken & Egg. Welfare and Food Together.
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