Published on November 30, 2012 by Henny Penny in British Hen Welfare Trust
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.
Published on November 21, 2012 by Henny Penny in British Hen Welfare Trust
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.
Published on September 17, 2012 by Henny Penny in British Hen Welfare Trust
The way most battery hens are treated in this country is nothing short of criminal. Most ex-batts are slaughtered, and don't see the light of day beyond 15 months. Yet chickens can live up to 12 - 15 years if kept properly, which seems to contradict the widely held view that layers are finished when they get to 2 - 3 years.
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