Retiring Egg Laying Flock Description
This page shows a selection of our egg laying flock that are due for retirement. Our retirement ladies come from our egg-producing flock and most are still laying but won’t be expected to lay an egg every day. When a chicken gets older, then her laying capacity will tail off. Some might even lay very infrequently. They are all in good health and would like to find a nice home, preferably in a small flock so that they can enjoy their well-earned rest.
As they have been with a cockerel for some time they are looking a little “careworn” for example, they look somewhat scruffy. Cockerels are magnificent birds, however, they do create quite a bit of feather damage to our girls. Some of them have missing feathers from their heads and backs but the feathers will grow back in a few weeks with some TLC, a good diet, and some girly “me” time. Depending on the time of year some may be in moult and as a result may resemble a hedgehog in parts while they are growing their new finery.
Some of these girls are crossbreeds, which are a mixed bunch, with various chicken genetics, including Australorp, Rhode Island Red, Sussex, Cotswold Legbar, Leghorn, Rhode Rock, Burford Brown and Indian Game. We have some pure breeds in there too, such as Cochin, Salmon Faverolles and La Fleche. They are priced individually according to age and breed. Please ask for details of our availability as it changes regularly.
See below for the individual birds profiles. Hopefully they will be living with you soon 🙂
They are all classified as large fowl. Some are light and some are heavy.
All our egg flock are pretty docile with no real squabbles going on. They are all good-natured girls.
You may get some eggs from these girls. They are medium to large eggs. The colours we get are from white through to a pale pinkish tinted colour