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!

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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Helping Hens Gro Organic
Helping Hens

Gro-ing in Confidence

One of our education volunteers recently ran a talk with a very special group who wanted to learn more about their recently adopted hens.

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Lydia & Rose enjoying colouring fun
Helping Hens

Helpful Hens

We all need as much opportunity to smile during C-19 because frankly it’s not been easy living with daily restrictions, so here’s a selection of

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Loo Rolls, Eggs & COVID-19
News

Loo Rolls, Eggs & COVID-19

We all appreciate that those of us without a ready supply of fresh eggs in the garden initially had to cope with egg shortages, but what has it been like for the egg industry during this pandemic?

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

Are Hens Still in Cages?

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?”

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Hens With Wire
Gaynor's Hen Tips

Zinc Poisoning

Zinc is commonly used to apply a protective weather-proof covering for steel and iron intended to be used outside (a process called galvanising). As chickens

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Jill Salter and Friends
Fundraising

Community Spirit!

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.

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Lice
Gaynor's Hen Tips

Let’s Talk Lice

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.

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