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500,000 steps in 50 days!

Here is a lovely update from the inspiring Kyra de Groome about her 500,000 steps in 50 days challenge!  She has just finished the challenge and wanted to let everyone know how she got on: “I knew that my ‘Chicken Walk’ would be a challenge as I have a rather sedentary office job, so managing […]

Culture Label

Back in April Culture Label ran a wonderful Egg Auction for us raising an amazing £888.25! The money will be put towards building the very first BHWT Welfare and Education Centre!

Runny Eggs

Whether you’re a complete beginner aiming for your first 5K, or a seasoned runner training for your next marathon – people will sponsor you and raise money to make more hens happy. Even a small amount from each of your friends can make a real difference to our work. You can also take part in a Couch […]

Community Fundraising

Sometimes it seems that our creative and energetic community fundraising supporters can bring in funds to help hens from any event – local shows and fetes, jumble sales, car boot sales and yard sales all offer opportunities to re-cycle, de-clutter and raise some money at the same time – a double feel-good factor! You can sell egg […]

Benefits of Green Tea

This week I am going a little off-piste and into non-scientifically proven ground and talk about Green Tea. Green Tea? Yes a morning cuppa for your girls does seem to come with benefits. I was sceptical when I was first told about the benefits of green tea but have used it as a tonic when […]

Are hens still in cages?

I really enjoy talking to new re-homers and love the enthusiasm and passion that comes across when we are discussing the arrival of the lucky hens they are due to adopt. We speak to all our re-homers to ensure that every hen has a suitable coop, secure fox proof run and well-informed home to go […]

Why we are pro probiotics

Probiotics – a word we often use, but what exactly are they and why do our hens need them? We have all heard about good and bad gut bacteria and gut flora, you can’t turn on the TV these days without seeing ads for healthy products to balance our gut. Probiotics are microorganisms that are […]

Mud mud glorious… mud

It doesn’t seem to have stopped raining since November and if your hen run looks anything like mine you will probably be sick of seeing mud and slipping about in your wellies. Can anything be done to improve conditions for the girls until the sun starts to shine and we have drier ground again? Good […]