Hens like all poultry are prey animals and are totally reliant on their keepers to ensure their safety. It is a misconception to think only
Here you’ll find hen health tips from our resident vet nurse Gaynor Davies as well as our latest news, be it feathery or fundraising-related. Enjoy!
With summer fast approaching it means red mites will soon be here! This month we look at how Diatomaceous Earth can help you to keep
Ever wondered what you could do with your surplus vegetables or flowers from your garden? How about selling them from your front door in order to raise money for the BHWT! That’s what Liz does from her home in Bedfordshire! Read more about Liz’s fundraising adventure…
Fifteen months ago, on a wet and windy weekend in Berkeley, the main BHWT Gloucester volunteer team was established. Although the team has now doubled in size, on their induction day they were a small, inexperienced group eager to throw themselves into every aspect of rehoming. Ruth Howell, the coordinator at Team Berkley, tells us all about how she started at the BHWT…
May is approaching and Red Mite season is upon us! We look at how Diatomaceous Earth can help you to keep your hens Red Mite
Have you ever wondered what that small bump is at the base of your hen’s tail? That would be the Uropygial Gland! The Uropygial Gland is more commonly known as the ‘oil gland’ or the ‘preen gland’ and it plays an important role in helping your hen to keep her feathers waterproof and in good condition.
Ruth Burroughs is one of our volunteers at Team Cornwall. She’s been with us for over six years now and kindly helps out by taking care of some of the poorly hens that we sometimes find when we collect hens from the farm. This month we spoke to her about a particularly poorly hen she connected with — a hen called Jan.