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!
2020 doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. A heart-melting story of boy and hen. If you need a little pick me up, discover the boy who wrote a card to his hen; Agnes. Find out more about this wonderful friendship and their hen friends here.
I am often asked if recovering ex-bats need to wear hen coats when they first venture outside and I am first in line to encourage the proper care and keeping of pet chickens, but the truth is jumpers are not only unnecessary, they can be dangerous too.
Our Jane got to sit down and chat with another Jane… Dr. Jane Goodall! To say we’re a little excited is an understatement. What an incredible, once-in-a-life-time opportunity!
David and Sarah Marek coordinate and host the charity’s Cheshire rehomings from their home in Nantwich. They, and rest of the Cheshire team, were delighted to reach an astonishing milestone on the 24th October when the 10,000th hen passed through their field on her way to a happy retirement.
Late in September, after we’d finish the last issue of Fresh Laid News, our Founder and Mother Hen, Jane Howorth, won Woman&Home’s 2020 Amazing Woman Award! See the fun pictures from the photo shoot and learn why Woman&Home chose her.
Demand for rehoming hens is still high and we have lots of hens ready to find their new homes in November.
2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, charities included, and our fundraising efforts for rehoming hens and hen welfare has taken a hit.