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Our Corporate Partners

Working together to help hens

The BHWT work in partnership with a range of companies and brands who help us to raise awareness of hen welfare and support our vital work. In return, the BHWT can help our corporate partners reach a completely new audience of hen-lovers.
Ways of working together include ‘Charity of the Year’, on-pack fundraising, corporate sponsorship, providing gifts in kind, advertising in our magazine and volunteer fundraising. We only work with companies and brands which fully support high welfare for laying hens.

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Smallholder Range

We have worked in partnership with Norfolk-based Smallholder Range since 2008. Their Natural Free-Range Layers Crumble and Natural Free-Range Layers Pellets are ideal for hens and supply them with a balanced, highly nutritional diet. We recommend them for ex-commercial hens as it is a similar feed to what that are used to when being rehomed. You can purchase their feed on our shop website.

Smallholder Range offers vital support through regular donations, raising thousands of pounds each year for the charity.

Smallholder Range is an innovative, family-owned, national company with four generations of experience. Using only the very finest ingredients, the Smallholder Range provides well-balanced feeds designed for animals being raised naturally. They pride themselves on making natural feed without artificial growth promoters or artificial yolk pigmenters. Their mill is totally drug-free – no antibiotics, coccidiostats or growth promoters.

All feeds in the Smallholder Range are approved by the Vegetarian Society and are free from animal by-products. They only select the highest quality vegetable oils and the vitamins they use are not covered in the traditional gelatine coating. Only products formulated without genetically modified ingredients are approved by the Vegetarian Society.

We are proud to have such a long association with the British Hen Welfare Trust and pleased to be feeding the nation’s ex-bats. Call our Helpline for nutrition support on 01362 822904.

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Dengie is the UK’s leading manufacturer of fibre-based horse feeds and the largest producer of alfalfa, which forms the basis of its extensive portfolio of products. Dengie Horse Feeds began life as a farmers’ cooperative in 1968 and it’s still run under the same ethos today, supporting local farming, caring for the environment and enjoying strong links with the community. A Royal Warrant Holder since 2007.

Through their support for the BHWT, they have developed a specialised bedding just for hens. Fresh Bed for Chickens is designed to keep your hens feeling warm and cosy. Its features include:

  • Chopped, dust extracted straw bedding ideal for all hens
  • Pine oil, a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent
  • Easy disposal, as it will compost much quicker than shavings and wood pellets and produces great compost for your veggies!

It is available on our online shop in two pack sizes – 100 litres and 50 litres.

Dengie raises £6,000 for the British Hen Welfare Trust every year through the sale of Fresh Bed for Chickens.

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The Happy Egg Co.

Our friends at The Happy Egg Company are the largest supplier of free-range eggs in the UK. Teaming up with The Happy Egg Company is a wonderful way to get our joint messages across to consumers and we are pleased to be working alongside such a strong and positive brand.

Here are some happy facts from The Happy Egg Company:

  • Over 500 million eggs are laid for The Happy Egg Company every year!
  • Their feed recipe contains marigold and paprika. And the girls love it!
  • They design special activity kits to help their girls do whatever comes naturally. Like perching, sheltering or having a catch-up. And, because hens love cleaning their feathers, we include dust baths on all our farms.
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Higgidy have been using only free-range eggs in their recipes since they first started making pies in 2003. We joined forces with Higgidy to raise awareness of the use of free-range eggs in UK food manufacturing and they are huge supporters of the work we do.

We’re so proud to partner with such a dedicated and inspiring team. We are very careful about where we source our ingredients. Our main ingredients are all British. We place a high value on animal welfare and all our eggs are always free-range. The temptation is always to rush things, to make more pies more quickly. But we are serious about giving each stage of the process – and each ingredient – the time it takes to be perfect. One of the major ingredients in a Higgidy pie is definitely time.

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Natures Grub

Natures Grub is a family-run business based just outside Kings Lynn in Norfolk. They specialise in the import and supply of dried insects and insect-based pet food and have produces a range of products for poultry. All their insects and crustaceans are gamma irradiated to ensure that they are pathogen-free and safe to use.

We have had many happy hen testers who enjoy the products and have been working in partnership with Natures Grub since 2011. You can find their products on our shop website. This partnership raises valuable funds towards our work as well as awareness of laying hen welfare.

Congratulations! What an achievement to have homed so many hens, keep up the great work.

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We’ve been friends with Nettex for a few years and in April 2021, we made our partnership official.

Like us, they’re committed to helping hens stay happy and healthy and are trusted by many of the nation’s chicken keepers who rely on Nettex’s products, advice, and support, to look after their beloved girls.

With over 10 years’ supplying the nation’s chicken keepers with quality nutrition and healthcare products, Nettex has built a comprehensive range to help you care for your flock. You can find a selection of their products, such as Vit Boost Tonic and Total Mite Kill Spray, for sale in our online shop.

We’re grateful for the support from Nettex which will provide vital funds to help us save hens from slaughter and raise awareness that our pet hens matter.

The British Hen Welfare Trust have been friends of Nettex for some time now and the work they do for the thousands of chickens that need new homes is just inspiring. We are very proud to be supporting such a hardworking charity and we cannot wait to work more closely with them to bring all members support, advice, offers and, of course, great products that really work!

nettex corporate partners

Nettex believe in keeping chickens happy and healthy, a goal that is shared with the British Hen Welfare Trust. We are a leading and trusted chicken nutrition and healthcare manufacturer, as well as trusted eggsperts on all things keeping chickens from product solutions to practical advice and support for both beginners and experienced chicken keepers. Supporting BHWT was the natural way to help deliver education to those who want it. Nettex take our corporate responsibilities seriously and supporting BHWT enables us to do this.

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Omlet sells a great selection of chicken keeping equipment, poultry supplies, chicken health products and chicken-keeping accessories. From their modern plastic chicken coops to their traditional wooden chicken arks, they have a range of coops for all size flocks. The Eglu Cube Chicken Coop is ideal for up to 10 chickens where as the Eglu Go is perfect as a starter hen house for 2-3 birds. You could even choose a walk-in Chicken Run to give your hens even more space and try some Omlet Chicken Fencing to keep your pets away from your beautiful flower beds.

Our partnership with Omlet is ever-changing and we are always involved in a range of initiatives to continue our work with them. One example of this is Omlet’s sponsoring of our ‘Hentroduction pack’ which is a guide aimed at new hen owners.

We didn’t think anyone could love chickens more than us until we met Jane and the team at the British Hen Welfare Trust!

Sophie Allport

Sophie Allport

In 2020, we launched a new partnership with homeware designer Sophie Allport. As part of the partnership, we worked together to create our very own eggs-clusive hen lovers mug. Taken from Sophie’s popular chicken range, the BHWT mug uses the classic ‘Chicken & Egg’ design with the message ‘Happy Hens’ written in Sophie’s recognisable handwriting and featuring the charity’s logo. You can own this very special mug buy purchasing it on the shop website.

Together we will also be offering BHWT supporters discounts on Sophie Allport products, and the team from Sophie Allport will be supporting our official launch event for our new Hen Welfare and Education Centre. Sophie Allport are great supporters of our charity and we’re excited to be working with them to raise funds to help us help more hens.

Head over to the Sophie Allport website to read more about the partnership.

You know we love chickens at Sophie Allport since we have two chicken ranges, Chicken and Lay a Little Egg, which is why we are so eggs-cited to work alongside and support the British Hen Welfare Trust.