Your Stories

Here is a collection of hen themed stories shared by some of our fantastic supporters. If you’d like your story to be considered for this page please send it to us along with a photo via our 'send us a photograph' page.

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Hetty – from Wendy

Hetty (Henrietta) is a lovely chicken. Some of our other girls had less predictable chicken names (Walnut, Nutmeg, Marzipan, Almond and Honey) – these were our originals from Onibury Rare breeds. We chose to get these first while our children were young and wanted chickens who would lay, but be happy around children too. When […]

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Rose – from Emma Connell

Last year we embarked on our chicken-keeping quest for the first time. But not just three ordinary hens, we decided to re-home three ex-battery hens from the BHWT to give the girls a good quality of life for the rest of their time on the planet. Since re-homing them in May 2017 the girls have […]

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Prunella – from Debbie Morris-Kirby

We first acquired 4 hens, including Prunella, last September from Camelford. Little did we realise at that time what wonderful characters they are!

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Toffee – from Molly Fosgate

Toffee once found herself in a run with about 30 other chickens. How was her owner Molly able to tell her apart?!

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Edna – from Jacquie Lee

Edna was the gutsyest little character who survived a Fox attack in dramatic fashion!

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Woof – from Heather Cole

The lovely Woof, who was adopted in a group of three by Heather Cole, was entered in the Newark Advertiser’s Pet of the Year 2016 competition in the “other animals” class – and was crowned the overall winner!

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Vera – from Jacqueline Green

Vera started life after being re-homed with 9 other feathered ladies to her new home on our hillside overlooking Lower Nidderdale in North Yorkshire.

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Paul Checkley and Twiggy

Paul Checkley adores his hens and told us about how hen keeping benefits him...