Autumn is now showing its colours, and with the days beginning to draw in all too quickly, it is important to pay close attention to
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!
Special Delivery to Professor Ben Garrod’s Community Project in Bristol
Saturday, September 19th, 2020, Jane hand-delivered twelve very lucky hens to Professor Ben Garrod, evolutionary biologist, primatologist and TV broadcaster. Learn about Ben’s project and how he and his neighbours created a mini poultry paradise.
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.
Phew! September was a whirlwind! From bringing on new volunteer teams and pop-up locations to finding homes for 12,000 hens, it seems like we didn’t sit down at all.
Got some old furniture, bric-a-brac or unwanted stuff laying around? Learn how one of our supporters turned junk into treasure and made £35,000 for BHWT!
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.
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.
Do You Have a Young Chicken Keeper in Your Flock Who Loves Photography? If So, You Could Win a £600 Voucher!
Our friends at Verm-X have launched a virtual Summer Show, with multiple categories being judged, such as pure-breeds, rare breeds, rescued animals, talented dogs, perfect ponies, fluffy friends, and yes ‘Young Chicken Keeper of the Year’!
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.