News

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!

Hen Being Held
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Poorly Carers and Foster Homes Needed

Could you take in sick or injured hens if needed? On average our teams rehome 300 to 400 hens on a collection day and may find 3-6 hens in each collection that we do not consider fit enough to be rehomed the same day. If this happens, could you take in foster hens? Learn more here.

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Dengie Fresh Bed Products
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Product Spotlight: Dengie Fresh Bed for Chickens

With chilly days ahead you’ll want to keep your hens warm and cosy, so fill the coop with Dengie’s Fresh Bed. Developed in association with the British Hen Welfare Trust, Dengie Fresh Bed for Chickens is a chopped straw bedding with pine oil added for its natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

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Red Kite
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Beware! Red Kites!

An unexpected COVID-19 consequence must surely be the threat to commercial birds, and our own pet hens, from Red Kites. Originally valued as a scavenger

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Verm-X 4 Products
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Featured Product | Verm-X

As summer draws to an end, and the nights close in, our natural biorhythms kick in and our eating patterns and nutritional needs change. The same is true for our feathered friends. To counter any cooler weather blues your hens may experience, we sell a variety of products and supplements by Verm-X.

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Fundraising

Making Birthdays Even More Meaningful Gets a Big Thumbs Up

Every day more than 45 million people send birthday wishes on Facebook. Recently, Facebook gave its users the ability to nominate a charity and create a fundraiser for their birthday, with all proceeds going to the charity of their choosing—there’s over 750,000 non-profits on Facebook.

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Hen on Lawnmower
Gaynor's Hen Tips

Ah, the Pleasure in Admiring a Lush Green Lawn in the Summer

Because of their insistence on ‘helping’ we know some hen keepers restrict access allowing grass to be fed, watered and mown to perfection but in turn leaving the temptation to tip rich grass clippings into the coop for your hens to enjoy. After all what could be more natural?

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Wayne Walters
Helping Hens

Life Behind Bars

Our aim as a charity has always been to see laying hens kept in small, free-range flocks, so putting them in prison may seem like an odd concept.

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