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Aldi to phase out caged eggs

Some truly wonderful news has reached us here at Hen Central just in time for the weekend – Aldi is to start phasing out the sale of eggs from caged hens in its UK stores. It comes after we asked our lovely supporters to write to the supermarket giant letting them know they would like […]

A lovely donation…

THE wonderful team at Ash Veterinary Surgery in Merthyr Tydfil donated £75 to the British Hen Welfare Trust, despite having its charity tin stolen. We were saddened to hear that a burglary had taken place at the surgery, and that several charity tins, including one for the BHWT, had been stolen back in April. However, determined the […]

Call for help in Denmead

Our Denmead team in Hampshire are looking for new team members to help their poorly hens. If you feel you have what it takes to be a poorly care volunteer, have spare time and an area that can be used to house the occasional hen that might need extra TLC, you could be the person […]

Looking for something to do with your partner?

Fed up with being a golfing widow or stuck at the stove whilst everyone else is out having a good time?  Well if that sounds like your family or a family you know, we might have the solution that offers the chance to enjoy quality time together. Many of our volunteers help hens as a […]

Happy New Year!

I can hardly believe our 10th anniversary year has flown by so quickly, it’s been good to us … • We introduced three new ‘pop-up’ hen collection points and volunteering teams to our flock: in Rotherham, Milton Keynes and Aberdeen. • We were chosen as the BVNA Charity of the Year 2015/16, with all that […]

Jane awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours list 2016

Have you heard our big news this morning? (Our) Jane Howorth, Founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2016! We are all bursting with pride this morning, and could not be more delighted for Jane. This is simply the perfect reward for ALL her […]

Happy Christmas from the British Hen Welfare Trust

With festivities underway, and wrapping paper probably everywhere… we would like to add our Christmas thank you on behalf of the lucky 51,600+ hens whose lives you’ve transformed this year. Our girls wouldn’t be enjoying their free range happiness if it wasn’t for your kindness, and we hope you enjoy the holidays with family, friends […]

Ruffled feathers Mr Kipling?

A big thanks to all of you who joined our #feathercampaign following the news that Mr Kipling had stopped using solely free range eggs.  Our message was reported in The Grocer magazine who commented that ‘Premier Foods has defended its switch to using barn eggs for the manufacture of Mr Kipling cakes after it came […]

Not so good egg, Mr Kipling

We recently advised that Mr Kipling has stopped using solely free range eggs  and is now using ‘cage-free’ (barn eggs) as an alternative. As a result we are relaunching our previously successful ‘feather campaign’ to encourage Mr Kipling to revoke this decision to stop using only free range eggs and we would like you to […]