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,
This edition of
Chicken & Egg
seems more jam-packed than ever,
so there's plenty to keep you going
through the stretched winter
evenings that lie ahead. Still, we
can't complain as we had such a
lovely long Indian summer and on
the bright side, there is more time
to enjoy cooking with eggs and our
Higgidy competition winners
their delicious recipes for you to try.
You'll read first-hand how the BHWT got involved in an egg
scandal at the House of Commons, hear from our
patrons, Harbour & Jones
and why they love supporting the
charity, and learn how
eggs can save lives.
We give you an insight into the journey of the egg, from hen to
plate; BHWT supporter and fab fundraiser, Megan Whiteman,
gives us the low-down on
fundraising through eBay
and we hear
from the Monks at Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight on how they
are enjoying their new hens.
Naomi, who looks after our online shop, has found some gorgeous
new gifts and goodies
for you and your hens this Christmas, and
we tell you about our plans for our
th anniversary
year. Last but not least, I think you'll find a few of your feathery
friends inside too. It seems quite a few enjoyed the long summer
just as much as their keepers did.
Warm wishes
Jane Howorth