Our Corporate Partners
The BHWT work in partnership with a range of companies and brands who help us to raise awareness of hen welfare and it 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.
Allen & Page
We have worked in partnership with Norfolk-based Allen & Page’s 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.
Allen & Page 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.
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!
Dengie raises £3,000 for the British Hen Welfare Trust every year through the sale of Fresh Bed for Chickens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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