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Vote for BHWT for JustGiving Charity of the Year!

The JustGiving Awards are back and now’s the time to vote for the BHWT as your Charity of the Year!🎉 For those of you who haven’t used it before, JustGiving is an online platform for donating funds. Many of our fabulous fundraisers use it to collect donations for their fantastic fundraising events, and it’s one […]

The benefits of the mighty egg!

The mighty egg! We all know that those free range eggs your girls provide are delicious.  In fact, Alana Spencer, former The Apprentice winner and owner of Ridiculously Rich cake company, told us that the eggs from her hens make the tastiest cakes! But it turns out that the flavoursome taste (and the happy feeling […]

An egg a day could reduce risk of a stroke and heart disease

Eating an egg a day reduces your risk of a stroke by a quarter compared with those who rarely eat them, research suggests. The link between eggs, strokes and cardiovascular disease was researched by Peking University Health Science Centre and Oxford University who looked at the dietary habits of more than 400,000 people in China […]

Avian Flu Prevention Zones lifted

The Avian Flu Prevention Zones put in place across England and Wales earlier this year have today been lifted. As of 12pm on 25 May, subject to there being no new outbreaks of findings of AI in wild birds, the prevention zones in England and Wales are no longer in place. This means hen keepers […]

Avian Flu Prevention Zone put in place in England

Defra have this morning announced that an Avian Flu Prevention Zone has been put in place in England. This applies to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds, meaning they must follow increased biosecurity requirements. This news is not cause for alarm, but it is a reason to up your biosecurity measures at home. All […]

Remember your hens during firework season

Fireworks will be going off with a bang all over the country this weekend, and we can’t wait! However it’s important to remember your hens, so here are a few tips to ensure they remain calm and happy throughout the festivities. While most people take extra precautions to look after their cats and dogs we’d […]

Runny eggs declared safe for ‘vulnerable’ people

We’re welcoming the news this morning that eggs stamped with the Lion mark have been officially declared safe for vulnerable people such as pregnant women and young children. The news first surfaced in 2016 when a food safety committee’s report concluded that raw or lightly cooked eggs could be served to groups of ‘vulnerable’ people. […]

UK declared AI free

The UK has been declared disease free following outbreaks of Avian Flu which began at the end of 2016. The UK’s Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens yesterday announced the UK has met international requirements to declare itself free from Avian Influenza, but the Government is warning the public to be vigilant as the winter approaches. It […]

WANTED: egg cosies!

We are yet again on the hunt for more egg cosies and are calling on our supporters to pick up their knitting needles and get creative! People go crazy for cosies at events, making them a great fundraising tool for the charity. They can come in all shapes and sizes – we’ve had cosies with […]