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St Mawes

Free-range hens with a sea view and freedom to sleep in tree perches at night? Who’d have thought it! Well that’s just what some of

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Phil Sherratt

Our Flying the British Egg Flag feature is all about celebrating free range farmers doing great things for hen welfare across the UK, and farmer

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Allen & Page

“We are proud to have such a long association with the British Hen Welfare Trust and pleased to be feeding the nation’s ex-bats. Call our Helpline

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happy egg co.

Our friends at the happy egg co. are the largest supplier of free-range eggs in the UK. Teaming up with the happy egg co. is a wonderful way to get our joint messages across to consumers and we are pleased to be working alongside such a strong and positive brand.

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Omlet

Omlet sells a great selection of chicken keeping equipment, poultry supplies, chicken health products and chicken keeping accessories from modern plastic chicken coops to traditional wooden chicken arks.

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Higgidy

Higgidy have been using only free-range eggs in their recipes since they first started making pies in 2003. We joined forces with Higgidy to raise awareness of the use of free-range eggs in UK food manufacturing and they are huge supporters of the work we do.

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Dengie

Dengie Horse Feeds began life as a farmers’ cooperative in 1968 and it’s still run under the same ethos today, supporting local farming, caring for the environment and enjoying strong links with the community. A Royal Warrant Holder since 2007, Dengie is the UK’s leading manufacturer of fibre-based horse feeds and the largest producer of alfalfa, which forms the basis of its extensive portfolio of products.

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Natures Grub

Natures Grub is a family-run business based just outside Kings Lynn in Norfolk. They specialise in the import and supply of dried insects and insect-based pet food and have produced a range of products for poultry.  All their insects and crustaceans are gamma irradiated to ensure that they are pathogen free and safe to use.

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Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden, much-loved TV personality, and highly acclaimed actress, was invited to be a patron of the charity and surprised our Founder by calling her at home one day to say she would love to support a charity that sought a better life for laying hens.

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Duchess of Richmond

The Duchess of Richmond resides at Goodwood Park in Sussex and comes from a family of devoted hen-keepers. She became one of our first patrons in 2005.

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BHWT's 750,000th Hen
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And Off Flies Our 750,000th Hen

Sunday, 15 December 2019 marked a huge milestone for the BHWT, as we rehomed our 750,000th hen in Gateshead! The lucky lady went to live with the Clifton family and was spoilt rotten with goodies from Feldy, easichick, Higgidy, Seedball, ChickenGuard and Allen & Page. We must say a huge thank you to all our supporters for helping change so many lives – here’s looking forward to hen number 1 million!

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How Many Eggs Is Too many?

In a recent article for The Daily Telegraph, columnist Rowan Pelling questions the joy and satisfaction that comes from keeping hens. This obviously came as

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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

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Double award success

The British Hen Welfare Trust is celebrating being shortlisted in two prestigious charity awards. The charity is one of five charities shortlisted in the Small

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Registering with Defra

As part of our promise to keep you AI informed, we have more information for you regarding the registration of your flocks with APHA (the

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