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Product trial for new Red Mite treatment

Here at the BHWT we are always keen to promote the development of better health treatments and products for our lovely hens. We have been asked if our supporters would like to trial a new Red Mite treatment and are hoping that you might want to help? There are 50 free packs up for grabs. […]

The pesky Red Mite – better solutions?

We are not the only ones enjoying the sunshine, inevitably the ubiquitous red mite is taking full advantage of the increasing warmth and is breeding fast.  There are so many products on the market that claim to eradicate the little red devils, and this season we are trialling two products from Chicken Vet: Mite Powder […]

Crisis in the USA impacts BHWT Hens

It’s always fascinated me that the humble egg can have such far reaching influence.  Currently the United States is coping with its worst avian flu crisis, having lost a staggering 10% of its flock since January, that’s around 35 million laying hens or put another way the same number as the entire British laying flock. […]

Called up to judge by Harbour & Jones

Earlier this year Jane was asked if she would like to guest judge at the Harbour & Jones staff awards, naturally Jane responded with an enormous… “Yes please!” The staff awards were set up last year to celebrate their 10th Birthday and return this year with 10 symbolic categories that represent their values. Jane will be judging the ‘Rising […]

Help save our hens this National Volunteers’ Week

National Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June) is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution volunteers make to the country and last year celebrated its 30th anniversary. Volunteers are a vital part of our work and we are always on the lookout for new people to join our team. Early mornings, loading and unloading hens, greeting re-homers, […]

Nine out of ten eggs…

Nine out of ten eggs …produced outside the EU are from caged hens; this is the latest fact to come out of the International Egg Commission. Within the UK we know that more than half of all laying hens are free range, but in EU countries such as Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Slovakia, Poland, Latvia, Croatia […]

Bugs are good for you!

A survey launched last year in the EU found that over 70% of consumers would eat fish and meat from animals fed on a diet containing insect protein. The project called PROTEINSECT is now asking EU 1,000+ consumers again if they would approve animal products from animals that ate insect protein. Insects provide high protein […]

FAB £10 anonymous donation, signed Daniel W

Earlier this year we received a FAB £10 anonymous donation, signed simply Daniel W, and because we like to send a personal thank you to everyone who donates, it was important that we found Daniel. Katy, our social media wiz, posted a photo of Daniel’s letter along with a message explaining why we were looking […]

Support Adoption for Pets

Support Adoption for Pets have awarded us an incredible… drum roll please… £8,500! This fabulous grant will enable us purchase not one, but two BRAND NEW trailers, a big trailer for our Kent team and another for our Oxford team. This is a huge help to the charity and will mean that thousands of lucky […]