In need of knitters!

Posted 30th November 2017 03:57pm by

A charity is calling on the country’s knitters to pick up their needles in the name of hen welfare.

The British Hen Welfare Trust is in need of a steady supply of egg cosies as they have become so popular that they are now a key fundraiser for the charity.

There are many fantastic patterns to work on so, if you are handy with a knitting needle, the charity would love to receive your wacky and wonderful designs.

Corinne Hendrie, the charity’s chief cosy inspector, said: “Our supporter’s egg cosies go down so well at shows and, more importantly, bring in lots of donations to help us save more hens.

“There are thousands of hens eagerly awaiting their free range retirement this year so there will be plenty of eggs needing to be kept warm and comfortable. We encourage you to be as crazy and colourful as possible with your creations!”

The British Hen Welfare Trust is well-known for its pioneering work in re-homing commercial laying hens and, through its nationwide team of 450+ volunteers, has found pet homes for more than 575,000 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.

Please send your egg cosies to: The British Hen Welfare Trust, Hope Chapel, Rose Ash, South Molton, EX36 4RF. If you would like to support the charity in other ways please contact or visit to find out how you can get involved.