Chicken & Egg is a publication by The British Hen Welfare Trust
Hope Chapel, Rose Ash, South Molton, Devon EX36 4RF
The British Hen Welfare Trust is a national charity that re-homes commercial
laying hens, educates the public about how they can make a difference
to hen welfare, and encourages support for the British egg industry. Its ultimate aim is to see
consumers and food manufacturers buying only UK produced free range eggs, resulting in
a strong British egg industry where all commercial laying hens enjoy a good quality life.
Patrons: Jamie Oliver, Jimmy Doherty, Antony Worrall Thompson, Amanda Holden, Antony Cotton,
Kate Humble, Harbour & Jones, The Duchess of Richmond, Pam Ayres, Phillippa Forrester, Julia Kendell
Dear Supporters
Spring offers so much to
look
forward
to doesn’t it: longer,
lighter days, snowdrops and
daffodils, Easter bunnies and
chocolate eggs! Who doesn’t
recall with fondness the
pleasures of lining up a row of
Easter eggs in all shapes and
sizes, and the long wait for
Easter Sunday when the
chocfest
could begin. We’ve a few
chocolatey suggestions for you inside…
And we have the announcement of another BHWT Patron! TV
presenter Kate Humble joins our flock and, keen to be hands-on,
Kate has already started re-homing hens for the Trust; you can
find out about that, and what she thinks of our ex-bats
and
us in
her Celebrity sCoop interview.
On a more serious note, the current
horse meat scandal
should wake up politicians to the fact that consumers
need to
know
what is in their food! We have an update for you from our
political lobbyist, Dave Neale.
We have advice on spring cleaning your hen house, put the
spotlight on two amazing free range farmers in Derby who show
there’s much more to commercial laying hens than an egg, and
there’s news of our first appearance at
The Pet Show
in July.
We have competitions, recipes, loads of lovely hens in our
gallery and, naturally, news of Easter goodies in our on-line
shop.
What’s not to like?
Jane
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Editor’s letter