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Waiting List

Waiting List Information

Our waiting list is a mailchimp list whereby we can send an email to all our waiting list subscribers who would like to know when we have some chickens for sale. You can find the waiting list option on our contact form here

WE NOW HAVE PLENTY OF STOCK AVAILABLE SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AS CHICKENS MAKE THE IDEAL PRESENT

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A chicken is the gift that keeps on giving

Its been a funny old year. We have been inundated with requests for chickens for sale ever since Covid-19 has taken over the newsreels of the world. We restocked hybrids and Black Rocks twice but sold out of older chickens almost immediately. Our suppliers exhausted their supplies and had no more available. Chicken availability was somewhat of a problem but we tried to keep up with demand as much as possible.

We normally time our chicken availability so that we can meet our normal demand levels but this year caught us unawares. We normally mostly hatch from our own breeding flock and this year has been no different. Our incubators have been working flat out to try to meet the demand. We have been unable to keep anything long enough for it to become point of lay as they are sold well before that. Such is the current demand. We still have nothing at point of lay.

As soon as chicks were sexed at 6-8 weeks old they were being snapped up. Demand is still brisk but definitely more in line with what we normally see in the Autumn and Winter period. If you are looking for hens (albeit rather cute youngsters) then take a look at our latest stock post. We update our availability here on our blog page. We still have Cochin, Brahma, Swedish Flower Hens, Coronation Sussex and Salmon Faverolles.

Essential things to do while you are waiting

Research Care Requirements

While you are on our waiting list, you may wish to research some good chicken husbandry minimum requirements. Chickens don’t require much but they do require the correct care to enable them to lay well and remain healthy. Get a jump start in your chicken knowledge by looking into doing our online Chicken Keeping Course. It is £35 well spent.

Horror Stories

It is coming to our attention that some people are of the opinion that they can just dump chickens in the garden and they will stroll around popping out some eggs every day. Chickens require housing for safety and weather protection. We have been hearing of people feeding them on old bread and left-over takeaway rubbish. Their welfare needs to be high priority. You need to feed your chickens well with a diet that is properly formulated and best suited for avian digestive systems. Feeding them household scraps is not legally allowed and is certainly not going to give them a diet which will make them most productive or healthy. Based on the saying rubbish in, rubbish out. With hens it is definitely rubbish in, nothing out.

Attend to Foxproofing

Most important is how to avoid your new hens from becoming a convenient take-away snack for a hungry fox or badger. Check out our chicken foxproofing post for tips to safeguard your chickens

Avian Influenza Current Information

We have a blog page devoted to the current regulations relating to Avian Influenza which has raised its head again this year in the UK. Make sure you are up to date with what you MUST do to comply with the current laws. There are unlimited fines and probably imprisonment for those not heeding the requirements.

How to get notified of new stock

Please use our Contact page to be added to our waiting list. Tick the waiting list option along with the “opt-in” to give us permission to contact you. Our mailing lists, which are infrequent, have an easy unsubscribe link to unsubscribe at any time. We do not wish to annoy you by emailing you unnecessarily. Please know that we take your privacy very seriously and will not spam you without permission. As we say, spam is for fritters and we hate fritters.