Free your Yorkshire puds!

Posted 28th March 2018 02:35pm by

This National Yorkshire Pudding day an animal welfare charity is asking Britons to free their Yorkshire puds by throwing free range eggs into the mix.

For 10 years now Britain has been celebrating this national treasure on the first Sunday in February and the British Hen Welfare Trust is asking the nation to go free range to mark the occasion. Can you rise to the challenge?

Jane Howorth, founder of the BHWT, said: “Yorkshire puddings are loved across the country but we often forget where the vital ingredients come from. This celebration is another great opportunity to raise awareness concerning hen welfare. There are some scrumptious eggy recipes out there so get baking!”

The British Hen Welfare Trust is well-known for its pioneering work in re-homing commercial laying hens and, through its nationwide team of 600+ volunteers, has found homes for more than 600,000 hens since hatching in 2005. As well as finding homes for hens, the charity also educates the public on how they can make a difference to hen welfare through their shopping basket and eating habits.

Anyone interested in giving a few down-on-their-cluck hens a second chance is urged to register on their website at and then call 01884 860084.