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Support the BHWT’s campaign for Production Method labelling in the EU

Published on November 30, 2012 by Henny Penny in British Hen Welfare Trust

Support the BHWT’s campaign for Production Method labelling in the EU

Here at Henny Penny Hen Houses we have long been supportive of all the good work carried out by the British Hen Welfare Trust. Their latest campaign aims to support British egg farmers who farm to high welfare standards and, importantly, who desire to continue to improve.

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Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Keeping Chickens

Published on November 23, 2012 by Henny Penny in Penny's Posts

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Keeping Chickens

Here are the top ten FAQs I get asked: 


1. How many eggs will a chicken produce? 


This varies from breed to breed, but for a healthy bird you can expect around 250 – 300 eggs per year. In colder weather chickens may lay less frequently, and older birds are likely to lay less than younger birds. As a rough guide you can expect egg numbers to reduce by 10% per bird per year.

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What does 'Free Range' actually mean?

Published on November 21, 2012 by Henny Penny in British Hen Welfare Trust

What does 'Free Range' actually mean?

Free range eggs sold in supermarkets are commercially produced. No big surprise there. But did you know that the conditions and regulations relating to commercial free range egg production are still pretty unpleasant? 


Most of us are willing to pay a premium for free range eggs believing that the birds have a better quality of life than caged birds. Unfortunately that's not the case and the public are being led up the garden path with images of beautiful hens happily clucking around a field.

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It’s Bedtime Girls

Published on November 15, 2012 by Henny Penny in Penny's Posts

It’s Bedtime Girls

Around 4.30pm after a sunny November day in North Yorkshire, the light was starting to fade. Time to see what the new girls were up to. The good news was that they were no longer trying to hide under the fence. They had eaten most of their food and drunk plenty of water. But it was getting pretty dark and they were still mooching around outside.

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We Need More Eggs

Published on November 14, 2012 by Henny Penny in Penny's Posts

We Need More Eggs

Our eggs are so popular with friends and neighbours, that we decided that we really need to get some more chickens to keep up with the demand. Luckily we have plenty of room in our spacious Henny Penny 'Manor House' coop for some more pampered chicks!

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