British Hen Welfare Trust and ChickenGuard support fundraising appeal for UK’s first-ever dedicated hen hospital.
Currently in the finishing stages of building the UK’s first dedicated Hen Welfare, Education and Visitor Centre at its headquarters in Devon, the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) has teamed up with ChickenGuard to raise vital funds to complete the UK’s first dedicated hen rehoming centre.
The purpose of the construction is to provide not only a committed rehoming centre in Devon, but also a space for holding educational talks and performing pioneering veterinary treatment on hens.
The BHWT needs to raise £5,000 to provide essential life-saving kit, which will provide treatment for ill chickens and facilitate ground-breaking research for vets to use in their clinics across the UK. Equipment needed includes a specialist examination table and lighting, post op recovery bays, sterilisation and surgical instruments, anesthetic equipment, and a variety of other essential fixtures and fittings.
As part of its commitment to support its chosen charity, founder of ChickenGuard, Ben Braithwaite, comments: “Our mission at ChickenGuard is to protect the girls with our automatic chicken coop door openers, so choosing to support the BHWT in 2019/20 was simply natural, because the charity has been saving hens from slaughter for many years. It is a real privilege to be part of their journey in making their hen hospital a reality.”