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Last few hybrids available …

We have a few hybrids available from the November delivery… a few have started to lay … AMBER ROCK £24 – 3 availableRHODE ROCK £24 – 1 availableSUSSEX £26 – 2 availableSILVER SUSSEX £26 – 2 availableWHITE LEGHORN £28 – 1 available Deliveries for 2022 should start again around the beginning of March 2022. Please […]

2021 – Avian Flu Update

8th November 2021 Changes to bird shows, markets and gatherings general licences: Following a risk assessment and the introduction of a Great Britain-wide Avian Influenza Prevention Zone, the General Bird Gathering Licences have been amended to prohibit gatherings of poultry and specified species of birds. Changes take effect from 00:01 on Monday 8 November. Further […]

New to Chicken keeping …

We have, over the years, run chicken keeping courses for beginners and everyone that attends receives an A5 booklet on what coops they need, which chickens to buy, what to feed then and general how to look after their new additions, so we have attached the leaflet below for you to download … Worth a […]

Chicken Sitting

We also offer Chicken Sitting – Our Chicken boarding service provides complete peace of mind that your hens are being cared for to a high standard, while you are away on holiday.  Your hens will be housed in wooden coops with large runs for their duration of their stay.  I have 4 boarding coops available […]

Soft Shelled Eggs …

I was collecting the eggs from my cheeky little bantams the other day and found a soft rubbery egg. It can happen to any hens but in particular new hens that have just come into lay or older hens which my bantams are on the older side now – think they are about 5 years […]

New Year – New Signs for our chicken coops

One of my Christmas presents from last year were signs for all our coops – so every coop has a special name … So we have names for our Chicken Sitting Coops – HEN HOTEL, THE CHICK INN and CLUCKINGHAM PALACE as you can see we have 2 coops full this weekend (18-19 January 20) […]

Christmas Present Ideas …

Stuck for a few Christmas pressie ideas then have a look below …. We have a few colourful metal ornaments, perfect for gardens, patios or indoors plus some of our yummy homemade jams ….

Chicken keeping Course for Beginners …

Come along and join us … 3rd October • 15th October22nd October We will take you through the types of chickens, from pure breeds to hybrids, large fowl to the small bantams. We explain what chickens need in terms of the living space, coop and run, nesting box and their dietary needs, feeding, what they […]

Review of 2018 !!!

Our first delivery of hybrids arrived at the beginning of February – The new year had started so plenty of people began buying chickens again either as a new keeper or extending their existing flock … Then we had SNOW lots of snow – my own chickens thoroughly enjoyed their venture out into that white […]

Spelthorne Means Business Awards 2018

Wow what an amazing evening! Yay … I have finally got the official photos from the awards evening so can now update my blog – here we go … It all started on the 31st August when we submitted our entry for the Spelthorne Means Business Awards. On the 12th October, we received an email […]

Its that time of year – Moulting

So this morning I did my usual check and clean of the chickens to find that my lovely cheeky pekins are starting their annual moult ! Don’t panic when your chickens start losing their feathers. Moulting is a normal and natural process of shedding feathers and re-growing them that all chickens go through. The best […]

Keeping your Chickens Cool

As we are experiencing consistently high summer temperatures this can cause chickens to suffer from heat stress, overheating, or even stop their egg laying process.  Cold water is essential and will regulate the chicken’s body temperature and keep them nice and cool. Offer frozen treats. One of my favourite ways to help my girls cool off and treat them at the […]

Secret stash of Eggs!!!!

Just cleaning out the Millefleur Pekins, Silkies and Wyandottes and notice the little white wyandotte disappear under the chicken coop, even though it was blocked with bricks she had managed to find a little gap to squeeze through. I moved all the bricks and could see about 10 eggs all laid right at the back […]