Heidi Carneau

BHWT Says Bonjour to New Affiliation

This month, we are incredibly proud to announce that we have officially affiliated with a French charity named Champs Libres aux Poules (CLaP), which literally means free fields for hens. We hope that this new charity will touch hearts and minds in France just as the British Hen Welfare Trust has created a groundswell of interest in the UK, raising awareness for hen welfare, promoting hens as pets and making a significant impact on shopping habits with free-range eggs sales growing steadily since we began in 2005.

Verm-X Daily Plus for Poultry

Verm-X Herbal Support for Hens

There is nothing more rewarding than giving a free-roaming home to ex-commercial hens and watching them rediscover their vitality and freedom. As your hens gain confidence and explore their wonderful new home, a little natural support will go a long way in helping them live happy and healthy lives. Logo

DEFRA Invites Us to Their Conference on Avian Influenza: “What the Spread of AI Could Look Like for Backyard Birds”

2020 will always be remembered as the year we stayed at home. Little did we realise that our chickens would end the year sharing in our confinement, after DEFRA issued a compulsory housing order, compelling us to keep our birds indoors if possible. Some people have questioned the need for our birds to be locked in but it is the only way that we can be sure the spread of the current outbreak of Avian Influenza (AI) will be stopped in its tracks.

Belinda & Pickle

When Belinda Met Pickle; A Keeper to Volunteer Story

In February 2020, Belinda Robinson decided she wanted to adopt hens from the BHWT, to add to her already existing flock. As a relatively new hen keeper, Belinda had read online about how to care for ex-commercial hens, but she was surprised by how different they looked to her pet hens. When telling us about her BHWT adoption experience she said that it opened her eyes to what ex-commercial hens look like in comparison…she adopted three hens that day.

Allen & Page Hen Feed Bundle

Allen and Page – The Smallholder Range

Loved by hens, the Allen and Page – Smallholder Range is now available on our online store! You can relax knowing that whether your hens love Layers Mash, Layers Pellets or Mixed Corn, all feeds in the Smallholder Range are approved by the Vegetarian Society and are free from animal by-products.

Leila Scobie

Hen Hotel

Leila Scobie, one of our amazing Team Scotland volunteers shares her journey from hen welfare to creating The Happy Hen Hotel. Our hen journey began

Sarah Mochdre Vet Practice

Charity of the Month!

This month, Mochdre Veterinary Practice in Wales named us their charity of the month. Read how we got the honour.

Hens Eating a Treat

Homemade Flock Seed Block Recipe

Give your hens a Christmas treat with this amazing recipe for homemade Flock Seed Block. Click here to find out how to make your own!

Antony With His Hen

From Anthony with Love; The Boy Who Wrote to His Hen

2020 doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. A heart-melting story of boy and hen. If you need a little pick me up, discover the boy who wrote a card to his hen; Agnes. Find out more about this wonderful friendship and their hen friends here.

Cheshire Team's 10,000th Hen

From Zero to Ten Thousand – Cheshire Team Rehomes it’s 10,000th Hen

David and Sarah Marek coordinate and host the charity’s Cheshire rehomings from their home in Nantwich. They, and rest of the Cheshire team, were delighted to reach an astonishing milestone on the 24th October when the 10,000th hen passed through their field on her way to a happy retirement.