Rolling forward a few years, after lots of
hard work getting the farm into working
order, Kate adopted a small flock of ex-
commercial hens from the charity, and
was so surprised at the hens’ ability to
embrace free range living, she was keen
to help the charity develop a local team
in order to improve life for more hens.
I was really impressed with the
pragmatic approach of the British Hen
Welfare Trust” Kate told us. “They don’t
just do fluffy stuff in saving lives, they
genuinely want to support the British egg
industry and use positive education as a means to get their message across.
Setting up as a re-homing point is a great way for us to support their valuable
So with that in mind, our Logistics Co-ordinator, Gaynor Davies, pulled together a
team of willing volunteers over a period of months, most of whom were
inexperienced, but had bags of enthusiasm and couldn’t wait for the chance to
get stuck in to re-homing hens.
Kate and Ludo were more than obliging in allowing the charity to use the
excellent facilities at the Humble by Nature farm and this resulted in a thoroughly
enjoyable and successful first re-homing day for volunteers and re-homers, not to
mention the 300 lucky colony cage hens of course! More hens are due to be
homed this month with Kate’s team ready to swing into action!
We hope you’re as pleased as we are to have Kate join our flock and to
celebrate her appointment, you can read her Celebrity sCoop interview
on page 36.
BHWT team members, Emma, Ruth, Rachael & Jan