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Chicken & Egg – Issue 29 – Spring 2022

Helping hens globally through our improving pet hen health initiative, learn how to spring clean your hen house and discover how hens eating insects could be an industry fix for deforestation for animal feed…

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Health & Welfare

How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning? Brown, White, Blue?

Ever wondered about the colour of your hen’s eggs? And we’re not talking about the old wives’ tales – we’re talking about the history of the brown egg and what influenced the colour to be the most predominant.

Health & Welfare

Everything You Need to Know About Vent Gleet

One day your hen has a lovely fluffy bottom the next she has a nasty sticky yellow-white paste around her vent and soiling her beautiful feathers. Learn how to spot the signs that your poor little hen has developed vent gleet.

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Good Organic Gardening: New Home, New Life

Is rehoming former commercial hens high on your priority list? A surprising number of people seek spent layers, as they’re often called, and derive great satisfaction from seeing them enjoying natural freedoms that may not have been possible in their previous lives…

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Health & Welfare

Egg Yolk Peritonitis; When Hens Become Penguins

Have you ever seen one of your hens walking around like a penguin? This could be a sign of many things, but usually, it has something to do with laying those lovely eggs. It could even be Egg Yolk Peritonitis…

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Coffee with the Chicken Ladies: Interview with Jane Howorth

Jane Howorth was interviewed by hosts Holly and Chrisie, AKA the Chicken Ladies, and talked about everything from the work of the BHWT, how life-enriching it is to adopt ex-commercial hens, Avian Influenza, our Size Matters campaign as well as improving veterinary care for chickens.

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Health & Welfare

How to Spot, Prevent and Treat Worms in Chickens

Worms! They make many of us squirm, don’t they? Most hen owners will have come across something wiggling in their hens’ droppings or litter at some point. Let us tell you how to spot, prevent and treat worms in Chickens.

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ITV News: Who Saw Us on TV?

Jane Howorth was recently featured on a national ITV broadcast regarding Avian Influenza and its impact alongside Dr. Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer from DEFRA.

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Health & Welfare

Is It Safe to Adopt Hens During Avian Influenza?

We know many of our supporters are anxious about adopting during the Avian Influenza lockdown. But we’re here to ease your nerves. Find out more about adopting hens in the current climate here.

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International Reach of the BHWT

The BHWT is increasingly helping to improve hen welfare around the world. Working with a myriad of channels such as other charities, through the media, and, our volunteers, holding online events.

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Press Releases

Why You Should Think Twice About Hatching Chicks

The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) is a charity firmly focused on helping hens, they set up the Lonely Hearts Club for Cockerels to help people advertise for new homes for their unwanted males.

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News Eggs-tra: How to Give a Home to a Happy Hen

This Easter you could welcome your own pet spring chickens into your home by adopting laying hens! You can book now or add your name to the trust’s ‘cluck to be notified’ list for people looking for hens to adopt.

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Health & Welfare

What is the Hen Helpline?

Our goal is to always help hens, all kinds of hens, whatever the challenges we face. That’s why in 2020 we rebranded our advice line as the new Hen Helpline, a service to give advice to backyard hen keepers when their hens were under the weather.

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From Britain to Taiwan: Helping Hens Wherever They Need Us

Every year the BHWT saves approximately 60,000 hens from slaughter across Great Britain. But we also help hens wherever they’re in need by supporting like-minded charities in other countries and helping to raise awareness of the issues facing commercial chickens.

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Health & Welfare

An Issue That Keeps Cropping Up; Hen Crop Issues

Problems with the crop is sometimes hard to get to the bottom of when you don’t know what to look for. Find out more about your hen’s crop, the issues to watch out for and what you can do to help your hen if you can’t get a vet’s help straight away.

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