Hen Helpline Appeal
As we continue to cope with these strange times, with many of us learning to live in a different way, our pets have taken on even more of an important part in our lives. They give us a reason to get up in the morning and they keep our minds calm at a time when feeling overwhelmed has become commonplace. And for those of us lucky enough to keep hens, we have eggs!
But with vets reducing opening hours and prioritising emergency cases in line with government guidelines, we’ve seen an increased need for hen health support. Sophie Alyward lives in Tulse Hill, South London with husband, Elton and four Pekin bantams. One of her girls, Duchess, recently developed a common, and unpleasant condition called sour crop and Sophie was unable to get veterinary support locally, so called the Hen Helpline on 01884 860084 for guidance. As you will read below Duchess has recovered and Sophie was very grateful:
The British Hen Welfare Trust have been absolutely amazing in helping Duchess and I sort out her sour crop. I was pulling my hair out with a selection of local vets not knowing how to help, and so much misinformation on the internet.
I emailed the BHWT one evening after becoming increasingly worried about my listless hen. She is such a dynamic and happy friendly girl and I was trying all sources to find a solution, especially as we are new hen keepers!
The information provided over email and phone has been invaluable, and Duchess is well on the mend and looking forward to being in the garden again.
Biggest thank you to the Trust for their help in our time of need. Thank you.
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