Brown Rocks ®

Latest Stock

Latest Stock For Sale

and Breaking News

Latest stock page so you can see at a glance what we have going on and what is the latest chicken availability for sale.

  • Black Rock Hens
  • Sussex group
  • Young Ixworth cockerel
  • Coronation Sussex Trio
  • Swedish hens
  • Pair of Cockerels looking into the kitchen window
  • Ixworth Cockerels head picture
  • Araucana egg in nest
  • Cream Legbar
  • Young grower hens

Latest Chicken availability as at 29th July 2022

We had a busy few years post COVID 19 as it has encouraged people to begin to keep chickens in the garden. 2022 is beginning to show a similar pattern so we are hatching as fast as nature will allow whilst still being mindful that we need to give them the best care possible. We have started late this year in our hatching so we have more youngsters now rather than point of lay. The nice thing about youngsters is that they are easier to handle for novices.

New Breeds Available

We will be offering some new breeds this year such as Ixworth and occasional Marsh Daisies. We have obtained some rather lovely Ixworth chickens as our breeding stock. Floyd our Ixworth cockerel is happily attending to his ladies and we have plenty of Ixworth chicken youngsters for sale. Ixworths are a rare and splendid dual purpose bird which are pure white. Marsh Daisies are a chicken breed which originated in Lancashire. Marsh Daisy chickens will be offered for sale at intervals through the year albeit in small numbers.

Hatching Eggs – available Now at £2.50 per egg

We have various hatching eggs available

Waiting List – Not currently needed as we have plenty of stock.

Our waiting list is still active because demand remains high. Join our list if you want to be told when our latest stock is ready. You can register on our contact form to go on the waiting list if you would like to keep informed. How our waiting list works. You can sign up to our occasional newsletter service if you wish as an alternative.

Latest stock Available Listed below

Breaking News!!!!


Teacher chicken

Exciting development. Our chicken keeping courses are now ONLINE. See our Poultry Courses Page for details so you can START ONE TODAY.

Easy to follow

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 therefore learn things that will make you think about chickens in a totally new light.

Getting it right

It will help you to make good equipment choices, and get your husbandry right. Spotting illness quickly is a biggie because unless you are able to spot sickness, it can rapidly get way out of hand. A slow or wrong diagnosis can then be catastrophic for the chicken.

Easing the burden

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 saves you money and time and who doesn’t need some of that?

Benefits

Chickens are enjoyable however making poor choices can take the shine off it very quickly.

Premium Chickenguard

We are now able to offer Chickenguards for your coops

Having chickens is great but getting up early in the morning however to let them out especially in Summer is not so great.

Fitting a chickenguard on your coop means you can have that lie in or even just get up at normal time rather than chicken time.

Chickenguards will allow you to go out of an evening and not have to get back at dusk to shut your chooks away. Chickenguard will do it all for you. Your chickens will not demand that you become party poopers.

Battery powered with 4 AA batteries which last from 6 to 12 months.

Visit our shop page for more info

Henlay Coop

We are now stocking Henlays Roost chicken coops.

Perfectly designed coops that are manufactured from 12mm thick recycled plastic sheets.

Built with both chicken welfare and human welfare in mind because humans matter too. They look and feel solid.

No more back breaking stooping or crouching to clean out. Contortionism is also not required. Just open the roofline, lift the well spaced perches out and hey presto, the entire coop area is at the mercy of your shovel and scraper.

Red mite will be spotted in double quick time so therefore you can treat if necessary as they have no where to hide.

Visit our shop page for details

Brown Rock ®

Brown Rock ® chickens direct from the Muirfield Hatchery in Scotland

The Brown Rock is another lovely hen that we get in as chicks from the Muirfield Layers Hatchery in Scotland. She is essentially, half Light Sussex and half Rhode Island Red, which is a popular, and often used pairing. Furthermore, this gives a sex-linked chicken where the boys and girls can be determined at hatch by the colour of their down feathers.  Boys hatch yellow and girls hatch brown.  This pairing is frequently called a Blacktail. More information from the Muirfield Hatchery here

Breed Description

The Light Sussex and Rhode Island Red in her makeup are from top UK utility breeding lines to capitalise on her excellent laying ability. She is a lovely ginger hen which shows a complimenting black tip to her tail and wings. You will see black markings in her neck hackles, and additionally, you will find black flecks in the body feathers of some individuals. She can also be described by many as a Blacktail.

Brown Rock Temperament

This brown hen is a brilliant addition to any mixed flock because she is very confident, just like a Black Rock, and she produces a good number of eggs for the family. She has the capacity to be extremely friendly to her human owners, however, she is not flighty either, so you will rarely need to clip wings. You will often find her at the head of the queue when you are handing out any treats, which could dominate other milder mannered hens. If you do like the more traditional look in your chickens, then this breed is therefore a good one to get.

Breed Size

A Brown Rock is classified as large fowl – light – therefore, she mixes well with chickens of her own size or larger.

Eggs

Eggs are a medium to large size and light brown in colour. She will comfortably produce 4-5 eggs per week in her first laying year.

Further Reading

More info on our birds for sale can be found here. If you are looking to join us on one of our courses please check out our courses page

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