Protect Your Flock and Help the British Hen Welfare Trust
We’ve teamed up with the British Hen Welfare Trust to help raise funds for this national hen charity.
For every purchase of a ChickenGuard made on our online store from now until December 31st 2018 we at ChickenGuard will donate £1 to the British Hen Welfare Trust.
You might already know that ChickenGuard’s mission is about protecting your girls, so to us it is a perfect charity to support. The BHWT has been saving hens from slaughter for over 13 years now. It is a national (UK) charity that re-homes commercial laying hens, educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare and encourages support for the British egg industry.
You can find out more here about the charity and how you can re-home hens:
And these are just some of the chicken keepers who have chosen to re-home hens already.
Debbie Morris-Kirby’s is a typical story. As Debbie explains she already had 5 hens but collected three more from the BHWT.
“Prudie is one of three hens we collected last Saturday from Liskeard. As we already have 5 hens the new girls were put in a separate enclosure. Within a couple of hours Prudie was in the main garden, happily exploring and not bothered about the others – our established girls were more interested in the other two still enclosed.
“We managed to catch Prudie and return her, checking the enclosure for gaps (there weren’t any!). She immediately demonstrated her ability to jump approximately 4.5 feet vertically onto the roof of their coop (no wing power required) and calmly returned to the garden. We left her exploring until dusk when she hopped back into the enclosure, and put herself to bed. I think we are going to have some fun with this one!”
Another example of re-homing hens and how it can make a difference is the story from Sophie Warner. The re-homing not only helped the hens but gave her some comfort (and fun) too.
Sophie tells us: “This bank holiday, these ladies finally got the hang of sun bathing and now will make the most of any opportunity they get. From top to bottom; Daisy, Poppy and Violet. These ladies really helped me during late pregnancy and after. In the chaos of a new baby, it is more wonderful than I can explain, to sit outside with these clowns and unwind from whatever is going on, they are so important and special to me.”
We know from your comments on Facebook and on the phone that you like to support the welfare and re-homing of hens so we look forward to your support. And you will know when you buy a ChickenGuard from our online shop we will donate £1 to the British Hen Welfare Trust.
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