Our Hen Helpline makes a difference to the lives of pet hens everywhere.
With your support we can help even more hens to stay happy and healthy.
Why we need your support
In the first five months of 2022, we responded to almost 800 enquiries for everything from eye problems and fractured legs to animal attacks and bullying.
That’s 800 hens who didn’t have to wait for a veterinary appointment and who were spared the stress of being taken out of their home and transported to a practice where they may be surrounded by other animals.
Instead, their keeper can be given advice, guidance, and reassurance from people who know more than a thing or two about caring for sick hens, while cuddling their pet hen on their lap.
To keep operating this free service costs us over £2,000 every month.
How we will use your donations
To meet the increasingly high demand for our Hen Helpline, we plan to widen the scope of our service and offer even more support to hens in need.
But we can’t do that without you.
With your donations we could recruit someone with veterinary knowledge to help us respond to even more Hen Helpline enquiries.
We could also provide help in new ways and create resources that can be available 24/7, such as by building an online hen health video series.
Our Hen Helpline was there when Hope was struggling to swallow and breathe
We provided valuable advice and reassurance when Gertie suffered an eye problem
Don’t want to donate online? Please make cheques payable to British Hen Welfare Trust and send to Hope Chapel, Rose Ash, South Molton, Devon, EX36 4RF. Or give our fundraising team a call on 01884 860084 and we’ll happily take your donation over the phone.