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!
If you’re having trouble hunting down egg boxes we can help. New to our online store, we’re excited to offer our brand new 6-egg Corrugated Cardboard Egg Boxes.
We speak to all our rehomers to ensure that every hen has a suitable coop, secure fox proof run and well-informed home to go to. During my conversations with supporters, one comment that I hear on a regular basis is “I thought battery cages had gone?” or “aren’t cages illegal now?”
We’re thrilled that Support Adoption for Pets, an animal rescue and pet adoption charity governed by Pets at Home, have kindly granted us £9,600 to spend on improving the way we rehome hens during COVID-19!
The Hen Central team have been incredibly busy taking bookings for hens since COVID-19 struck, and although we had little idea a few weeks ago when we’d be rehoming again, lockdown rules are now allowing us to make it all happen, safely.
If lockdown has taught us anything it’s that our supporters are great at conjuring up fabulous ideas which raise money for the BHWT in their communities. In the last week we’ve heard from Sue Gardner and Jill Salter, both of whom set up fundraising stalls outside their homes.
Lice are often found on hens that are debilitated or unwell. Live adult lice are visible to the naked eye are golden in colour, approx. 3mm long, and lay white eggs (nits) on the hen. Lice are easily spotted running on the skin under the wings and around the base of the tail.
If your hen is not quite herself but not poorly enough to need a vet, alternative therapies can play their part in improving health. Here are a few suggestions to complement rather than replace veterinary advice.