Page 12 - British Hen Welfare Trust - Chicken & Egg Issue 3

Many of you will know that the charity was hatched in my back bedroom
at North Parks, and it didn’t take long for the paperwork to spread across
the spare bed and for my secondhand computer to groan under the
strain of handling all the hen reservations. The first ad placed in a local
free paper ensured the phone didn’t stop ringing and I soon became a
bit like the proverbial headless thing, which is sometimes referred to, but
never mentioned at Hen Central!
I then moved across the courtyard to a little converted barn, which has
seen time as a holiday let, granny annexe and in 2005 became my
office. Taking on the first employee seemed a little strange, but it soon
became the norm as more joined until with 9 of us, despite the
fact we all like each other, it began to get
a little too cosy!
By Jane Howorth
WE’VE SPREAD OUR WINGS