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
OK, it’s officially summertime so
once the grass is cut, the
borders are weeded, and pots
are watered it’s time for relaxing
in the garden. You’ll need a cup
of tea,
a glass of chilled wine
whatever takes your fancy;
nice comfy garden seat
and of
course your copy of
Chicken &
You’ll find our gallery girls
give an excellent illustration of
summertime relaxing…
pages 34 & 35.
I hope you really enjoy this edition of
Chicken & Egg
as much
as we’ve enjoyed putting it together, we have a lovely interview
our patron Pam Ayres
as well as her famous poem, The
Battery Hen, and a fascinating article by journalist, Jeremy
Hobson, on a Dutch
museum dedicated to poultry
We’ve got an update on
industry developments
regarding all
those unwanted cockerel chicks, and have devoted lots of
space to give you feedback on the amazing responses we had
to our
Hensus 2014
For those heading off on hols we have some helpful advice on
what to do with your girls, for those staying in to watch the
World Cup, you’ll find
men are not the only ones that can score
you just look at pages 22 and 23 to see what I mean!
As well as all that we’ve got our wonderful clutch of Good
Eggs, our
Free Range Friday
prizes of books and
summery Higgidy pies
and last but not least your hens insisted
on being on trend and deluged us with selfies …
Warm wishes,
Jane Howorth