Thousands of steps taken to improve hen welfare

Posted 4th July 2017 10:40am by

Thousands of steps are being taken – quite literally – to improve hen welfare by a woman from Little Neston.

Kyra said: “We started keeping chickens six years ago after a school hatching project had completed and the little bantam chickens were in need of a home.

Kyra de Groome is a supporter of the British Hen Welfare Trust and has set herself the challenge of walking 500,000 steps in 50 days to raise money for the charity.

“We immediately fell in love with them and their delightful individual natures. It was such a pleasure to see them happily roaming around the garden and returning to their hen house every evening to roost.

“We realised that not all chickens are as lucky as ours and discovered that the British Hen Welfare Trust does amazing work to help give ex-commercial hens a happy and caring home. Not only this, but the charity also works hard to educate and lobby in a quest to continuously enhance hen welfare.”

Even though she doesn’t have hens from the BHWT herself, Kyra still wanted to support the charity in other ways. She started wearing a fitness tracker which counted her steps each day so thought she would put it to good use to help save hens from slaughter.

Not only is she walking 500,000 steps in 50 days, but she has also donned some chicken-themed socks for inspiration!

Kyra is aiming to raise £500 and is already well on her way to hitting her target. To sponsor her visit

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