A Five Year Henniversary

A special anniversary today, five years ago on the 4th January 2015 we adopted our first 3 ex-battery hens, Angel, Belle and Holly. Moved by Sophie McCoy's 'Tales from the Coop' that we got a few days before at Christmas we set about making a new coop and run and…

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The Hollys 6 Month Henniversary

A celebration today as all 4 of The Hollys reached their 6 month milestone with us. These were a group of hens that we took in from an adopter that originally collected them from our BHWT re-homing on the 7th October 2018 but was having problems getting the girls to…

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A Visit to Vodafone

A road trip today for Bonbon, Lucille and Tinkerbelle as we visited a Vodafone office to talk about hens and work of the British Hen Welfare Trust. I'd made a small pen that could fit in the trailer, and along with all the other supplies for the day - food,…

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The Mavises 6 Month Henniversary

A celebration today as The Mavises reached their first milestone with us - 6 months from their adoption. These were a group of 7 hens that we adopted after our BHWT re-homing in September 2018 and sadly Clove is no longer with us, but her sisters are thriving. Aster doesn't…

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The Petunias 18 Month Henniversary

A celebration today as The Petunias celebrated 18 months with us - meaning these 4 hens have spent the majority of her life here - which is a great milestone for them to reach! Originally a group of 11 that were adopted in August 2017 they all soon settled in…

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The Super Six

We typically adopt several small groups of hens throughout the year and these girls are given a group name and each hen has an individual name. We identify these groups and celebrate their henniversaries. However, sometimes, for whatever reason, different groups form - individual hens that are put together -…

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Clematis’s 18 Month Henniversary

Happy Henniversary Clematis, or Clem to her friends! Today she celebrated 18 months with us - meaning she's spent the majority of her life here - which is a great milestone for our hens to reach. Clem arrived at the end of July 2017 along with Dahlia and Larkspur who…

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The Dahlias 6 Month Henniversary

Happy 6 month henniversary to The Dahlias! Our last henniversary of 2018 and today the 6 month celebration of all 7 of The Dahlias reaching this milestone so a party and cake for the girls on Christmas Eve! Bitsy still has a bit of a limp and twist when she…

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The Greys 2 Year Henniversary

Happy 2 year henniversary to The Greys! It was the 21st December 2 years ago that I collected Eve, Ivy and Merry as a Christmas present for Sarah and these hens lived in the barn quietly for a few days until being unveiled on Christmas day. Now 2 years later,…

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The Rubys 18 Month Henniversary

Happy 18 month henniversary to The Rubys! It's also a 'happy birthday' to these girls as we got these hens as day old chicks for Ruby, one of our ex-commercial hens that was broody. We tentatively put the chicks under Ruby and she took to them and brought them up…

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The Lilacs 6 Month Henniversary

Happy 6 month henniversary to The Lilacs! These were a group of 10 hens that we adopted from the first re-homing we had from our house in June 2018, named in honour of Lilac, and we gave all of these girls names of varieties of lilac. All 10 are still…

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The Fleurs 6 Month Henniversary

A good day today as we celebrated all 6 of The Fleurs reaching their 6 month henniversary. The weather was completely different to the warm, dry and sunny day in June when they arrived, but that didn't stop them and their cake was polished off quickly! All girls have a…

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Welcome to The Butternuts

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Today we welcome The Butternuts to the flock. Two hens that came from our BHWT re-homing today - Patty Pan with a small prolapse and Bonbon that has a limp. Bboth will be in our 'hospital' area for a while as they recover but they both have good demeanour and…

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