Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Battery Hen Welfare Trust

It just goes to show what happens when you give a hen the free range - they end up taking over my blog! I am sure they will make another appearance in the future as they are always clucking over something and like to share their opinions.

Exciting news with 'One Hundred Ways for a Chicken to Train its Human'. In January this year the Battery Hen Welfare Trust contacted me. They have included my book in their supporter packs.

They are a wonderful charity and work so hard to getting a better future for the millions of battery hens. They run a brilliant adoption scheme and so far have re-homed 123,550 hens into new and loving homes. Their website is great and well worth looking at, especially if you are thinking of keeping a few hens. http://www.bhwt.org.uk/

I will certainly be supporting them in the future, I love the idea of giving an ex battery hen a home, but have to be careful with my existing clan. Hens can be aggressive with new stock so I will have to introduce them gradually. In the meantime I shall be preparing a separate run so they will be able to see each other through the fence and get aquainted. Fingers crossed there will not be any 'fowl play'.


Tuesday, 3 February 2009

The Snow hen

What's all this white stuff in our coop? My feet are cold. She obviously didn't put enough bedding down for us last night.

Don't know, but at least it hasn't
got to our breakfast.

Hello, who are you? Is that one of my tail feathers? Mmm that carrot looks tasty.

Although, I think there is something more interesting just here.

We're off, there's too much snow around here.

Hmph who ruffled their feathers? Such light weights, a bit of cold weather and they can't cope. Never mind with more snow forecast, this time tomorrow I'll be twice the size I am today! I'll show them who rules the roost then.