The rough days

I write this on a dreary Thursday morning during lockdown. We have two sick hens, but one looks like she may be on the way out. It’s heartbreaking. We’ve had her since October 2018 and she was from our first flock. I didn’t sleep last night, and I got up at an ungodly hour this… Continue reading The rough days

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Vegan Camp-Out 2019

A year after becoming Vegan my partner and I decided we would go to the Vegan Camp-Out at Newark Showground, a two day (and only one full day on the Saturday) festival event that promised great talks, like minds, all-Vegan food, activism, music and stalls. Arrival We’d had a very difficult week prior to Camp-Out… Continue reading Vegan Camp-Out 2019

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Hens the first few days

For the first few days we kept the hens in the run to slowly acclimatise. It was a pretty bright September day when they moved in, and everything was new and unexplored. Despite having been “Free range”, our girls were missing feathers and undernourished. Nothing compared to some of the images you’ll see, and the… Continue reading Hens the first few days

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Hen Collection Day

We got our first hens on 23/09/2018 from The British Hen Welfare Trust, who last year won JustGiving Charity of the year (I like to think my vote helped). If you’re interested in keeping ex-battery hens, they’re a brilliant charity and everyone I’ve spoken to there seems lovely and incredibly enthusiastic about what they do.… Continue reading Hen Collection Day

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Salutations from the Henpunk

Henpunk is a website all about hens – namely ex-battery hens, and my experience of keeping them. It will not just be about hens, however. I plan to write about wildlife, sustainability, being green and green-fingered, veggie/vegan diets and existentialism. I don’t claim to be an authority on any of these things, although I’m learning… Continue reading Salutations from the Henpunk

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