Christmas Appeal 2021

At Christmas, we all want to do
something for those in our hearts.
This year, make a difference to the
hens that need your help the most.

All bird keepers from the 29th November will be legally required to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures to limit the spread and eradicate Avian Influenza.

Since 2005, the British Hen Welfare Trust has been saving and rehoming commercial laying hens throughout the United Kingdom. Working closely with leaders in the egg industry, the BHWT designed and developed the existing rehoming model, and to date we have rehomed over eight hundred thousand hens.
2548
hens rehomed in peak rehoming weekends
859513
hens have been rehomed by the BHWT since 2005
60000
BHWT hens enjoy a free-range retirement yearly
9416
people discover the joys of hen keeping yearly

What we do

Demelza
"In summer Demelza enjoys sunbathing in the morning sun, returning to the shade as it gets warmer. She often indulges in a quick snooze, but makes sure to lie on her corn to stop not only the other hens, but also the colony of sparrows that live in the rafters of our cottage from helping themselves to a snack. She certainly seems to be enjoying her retirement!"
Kentucky
"She’s been part of the family for three years, along with up to nine other girls. She has a big personality and when treats are scattered she prefers chasing the others away rather than eating. She behaves like a dog, following humans and chasing our cats around the garden. Being nosy, a vantage point like the bird bath is perfect."
The Girls
"The ladies enjoying a stroll in the garden. They are now all fully feathered and quite tame. We have daily snuggles, though some are more affectionate than others. My cat has resigned herself to the fact that these are the new ladies of the house, and garden, and that she must keep well out of their way!"
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Get involved with the British Hen Welfare Trust

Our volunteers are one of the most vital parts of the charity, generously donating their time and energy.
If you would like to be involved in our work, there are lots of ways your help can really make a difference and we would love to hear from you.

News

Want to stay up-to-date with all things BHWT? Here is where you can find all news stories, achievements and articles relating to the British Hen Welfare Trust as well as our own Fresh Laid News and Chicken & Egg magazine.

Shop

Here you will find everything you need to give your hens a wonderful new home.
We stock a range of products to help you care for your hens, all of which have been tried and tested by our adopters across the country.
We have a great range of hen keeping equipment, health products and accessories, so everything you need to keep your girls happy.

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