Chicken & Egg is a publication by
The British Hen Welfare Trust
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,
Harbour & Jones, The Duchess of Richmond, Kate Humble, Pam Ayres, Phillippa Forrester, Julia Kendell
Dear Supporters
What a summer we’ve enjoyed; all
that sunbathing, all that
dust-bathing – it’s been bliss for
our ex-bats. And just to hold onto
lovely sunny days
they were so nice), we’ve got a
gorgeous gallery illustrating how
hens make the most of a
quintessential British summer.
I am always keen to show all sides
of the coin, and to share the latest
information. This time around, we give you an insight into colony
production putting questions to one of the UK’s biggest colony
farmers; you can find out more on page 18.
Professional British golfer,
Rebecca Hudson
gives us the low
down on her ex-bats in our Celebrity sCoop and we have a very
amusing account from Martin Gurdon of his cockerel’s
We share some chick pics of volunteers’ newly hatched
babies and have a really easy, but important message for
Christmas shoppers from our fundraising team on page 42 (yes,
Christmas is on its way!).
We have fascinating information on egg clarification in wine at
The Co - op, who also happen to be good with eggs.
It’s also that time of year when we need to prepare for the winter
and Anne Perdeaux, regular writer for
Your Chickens
has provided a real common-sense review of all you need to do to
prepare your hens for the long dark nights
And whilst they’re tucked up in their coops, you’ll want to tuck into
some hearty, nourishing Autumnal fayre and we’ve some nice
recipes for you courtesy of our hen-friendly colleagues at Marks &
Spencer, Waitrose as well as our Higgidy pals, who have kindly
donated a lovely prize again.
We also have Christmas cards, calendars and goodies,
competitions and more …
Warm wishes