For the last couple of years our friends at the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) have been busy fundraising to build their first dedicated hen rehoming centre. Incredibly, since the charity was set up in 2005 they have re-homed close to 740,000 hens and chickens who would otherwise have gone to slaughter.
The Centre is currently being built at their HQ (also known as Hen Central) in Devon and is the first of its kind in the UK.
It will also provide hen keeping courses, educational talks as well as veterinary facilities to diagnose and treat poorly hens and perform life-saving procedures and training.
The BHWT needs YOUR help to finish their bespoke hen hospital! Donate whatever you can here
They still need to raise £5,000 to provide essential life-saving kit such as; a specialist examination table and lighting, post op recovery bays that will be suitable for hens, sterilisation and surgical instruments, anaesthetic equipment and a variety of other essential fixtures and fittings such as weighing scales and scrub dispensers.
Please give a donation so that the BHWT can carry on their vital work saving the lives of thousands more hens.
Jane Howorth MBE, founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust said:
“We’re incredibly grateful to ChickenGuard and their customers for the support with our hen hospital.
Our new Hen Welfare, Education and Visitor Centre has only been made possible through generous donations from our loyal supporters who care as much as we do about the welfare of laying hens across the country.
It’s therefore really fitting to have the support of ChickenGuard, who were founded with the sole purpose of keeping chickens safe, to help us complete the bespoke hen hospital that will improve and enhance the lives of hundreds of hens over the years to come. We can’t wait to open this new facility and to really see what difference we can make to the lives of these remarkable little animals, who bring so much joy to so many of us.
On behalf of the hens, thanks again to ChickenGuard and all those who have supported us so far in making this a reality!”
Make the BHWT’s Hen Hospital a reality, donate here.