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This post is here to show you at a glance what we have going on and what is the latest chicken availability for sale.

  • Splash Cochin and Brahma
  • Blue Salmon Faverolles
  • Swedish Flower Cockerel
  • White Leghorn Cockerel
  • Salmon Faverolles Boy
  • Very young Brown Rock
  • Black Rock Hens
  • Cockerel Group
  • Sussex group
  • Hatching Eggs
  • Chicks and Hen

Breeds available as at 9th October 2020

We have been having a busy year as it seems COVID 19 has encouraged people to begin to keep chickens in the garden. In order to try to satisfy the demand we have been hatching as fast as nature will allow whilst still being mindful that we need to give them the best care possible.

We normally stop hatching round about August but we have set a few low number hatches just to keep some in stock. Our egg numbers are growing less as the hens are starting their annual moult so this further reduces our ability to even have fertile eggs available. The hens will stop laying for the duration of their moult which can last for up to 8 weeks.

The short days will affect their hormone levels and often laying won’t start again till the days start to get longer. Some breeders keep the lights on to fool the hormone system into a continued laying pattern but we allow our garden girls to roll with nature and have a well earned rest, so please bear with us.

We are still running a waiting list if you want to be told when we have hens available. Please register on our contact form to go on the waiting list to be notified as soon as the available to be released for sale. See stock list below

Breeds Available On Our Stock List

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Breaking News!!!!

Exciting development. We have been unable to run our face to face chicken keeping courses due to the restrictions of COVID 19 so we have been busy setting up an online version. It has been a tough steep learning curve with the technicalities on the IT side of things but we have gone live with it as of 1st December 2020. See our Chicken Keeping Courses Page for details.

We are hoping that people will find the easy-to-follow bite size chunks an enjoyable experience. It is crammed with masses of information you should know about keeping chickens. It will take you on a deep dive into the fascinating world of this wonderful creature. We guarantee that you will learn things that will make you think about chickens in a totally new light.

It will help you make good equipment choices, avoid illnesses, and be able to spot them before they get out of hand.

Getting the right coop for example will make the cleaning out of your chickens a 10 minute job rather than a real thankless task. We help you get it right, first time. This will save you money and time and who doesn’t need some of that? Chickens are enjoyable but making poor choices takes the shine off it very quickly.

We cover things like the law, regulations, and welfare. Feeding and watering and ways to make it more efficient. Pest and predator control are covered, as is security and behaviour. We have quizzes as you go along to test your accumulating knowledge. Each lesson is easy to pick up and leave off where you like with no time pressure.

Grower Black Rock

Black Rock Chickens ®

All Black Rock Chickens are not the same

We are an official agent for the famous and original Black Rock hens that are supplied all the way from Scotland’s Muirfield Layers hatchery. Our area covers Wirral, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. Click here for further breed information. If you don’t get your Black Rocks from us in the area above then it is very unlikely that you have the genuine article.

Breaking news

We are getting a delivery of Black Rock® in January or February 2021 – all female.

They are a very special recipe which has been handed down over generations and is only available from selected agents throughout the country, more importantly, be sure you don’t confuse these hens with a Rhode Rock. The Rhode Rock is a commercial style hybrid which comprises of a Rhode Island Red and a Barred Plymouth Rock, therefore, a lot of chicken suppliers will try to capitalise on the Muirfield Layers name and excellent reputation by claiming the same name for their birds. All black and gold birds are consequently not the same. If you are unsure, you can check the agent status through the supplier by following this link to the Muirfield Hatchery. If you get offered a Black Rock cockerel, rest assured it is not the genuine article, as they do not exist.

Black Rock Breed Description

This hardy breed is renowned for having a long laying life and is bred to be happy in the sometimes challenging Scottish weather. It is not unusual for it to be a bit parky up there.

Her stunning blue/black plumage comes alive with a vibrant sheen when the sun shines. She also has a collar of gold coloured feathers extending down to her abdomen. The gold patterning on the front and neck is different on each bird, therefore, some have more gold than others.

When looking for a Black Rock chicken please make sure that you get the genuine article by coming to us. We get regular deliveries of day-old chicks that we raise to point of lay. We handle them daily to ensure that they are socialised and not prone to panic. Consequently, a hen that is already quite a friendly bird, becomes more so when we get our hands on them.

Temperament

This lovely hen is a friendly inquisitive and confident bird. They are well suited to a mixed flock of similarly sized or even larger birds. They are not usually at the bottom of the pecking order.

Breed Size

A Black Rock is classified as large fowl – light

Eggs

The eggs are the normal supermarket biscuit colour or sometimes slightly darker. They are medium to large in size and she will lay 4-5 eggs a week in her first laying year.

Further information about our chickens

Checkout our chickens for sale page here. Our Courses page may be of interest if you want to learn more about keeping chickens

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