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Sainsbury’s commits to free-range eggs

We’re welcoming the news that Sainsbury’s has committed to selling only free-range eggs in its stores from April 2020, joining the likes of the Co-op, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. The major UK supermarket sells 2.2 million eggs per day – or 800 million per year – which will result in a lot more happy […]

Suitably Qualified Person

A Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) is an animal medicines advisor, a legal category of professionally qualified persons who are entitled to supply certain veterinary medicines under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations. Our Gaynor Davies, who is the charity’s Head of Operations, is now a Suitably Qualified Person and so can advise on your worming routine for your hens and […]

Chilled out chickens

Believe it or not hens can get stressed too. A visit from a neighbour’s dog or a close shave with a fox can leave your girls extremely stressed and unsettled. There is a simple and natural remedy you can use which will help to calm and settle them. In the 1930s Dr Edward Bach established […]

Brighton Marathon – meet our first two runners!

  They’ve signed on the dotted line and their fundraising and training has begun in earnest, so we thought it only fair that we introduce you to two of the runners taking part in this year’s Brighton Marathon for the BHWT! The 26.2 mile run takes place on Sunday, 14 April and is one of […]

Wing clipping

Hens are not the most aerodynamic of birds! Heavy breeds such as Marans and Orpingtons seldom attempt flight but some lighter breeds are more adventurous. A determined hen can fly for a short distance if she sees an inviting foraging area over a fence. Hens commonly fly down from high perches and some enjoy roosting […]

Garden Life walk-in chicken runs

​​​​​​​If you’re planning to keep your hens in an enclosed run during the day (which we would recommend if you are away at work) then check out the range available from Garden Life. They offer 2m, 3m, 4m and 6m runs starting at £259.99. The primary reason for keeping hens in an enclosed run while […]

British Hen Welfare Trust named JustGiving Charity of the Year 2018

The British Hen Welfare Trust has been named the JustGiving Charity of the Year! We were one of three shortlisted charities who received the most public nominations, and were crowned the overall winner at a glittering awards ceremony in London on Tuesday, 20 November. There are 25,788 charities registered with JustGiving and a whopping 45,000 […]

Be a Runny Egg!

Christmas is around the corner which means plenty of indulgence. From mince pies to Yorkshire puds, Christmas cake to mulled wine, we all love to enjoy ourselves during the festive period. However, if it all leaves you feeling a bit sluggish, and in need of a new fitness regime, why not consider signing up to […]

Keeping hens happy during firework season

Firework season is upon us, and bonfire night itself is nearing, which is terrific news for those of us who enjoy this time of year. But what about our feathered friends who can suffer from stress during this time? Chickens are sensitive creatures which thrive on routine and dislike sudden loud noises or changes to […]