Reviews Gratefully Received from our lovely customers

Hedgerow Henporium works very hard in order to produce our lovely hens. It is wonderful to receive recognition for this and we have therefore been very fortunate to receive reviews from various portals on the internet. There is a plug-in on our website which compiles all these into one place. If you are looking for hens and are considering coming to us then these might help to persuade you. Each of the portals listed below has a link to go straight there to add to our reviews if you would consider helping us out. Good feedback helps because it improves our visibility on the internet. If you are still undecided or have any questions then please contact us and we will be very pleased to help.

Course Reviews

We are getting some phenomenal feedback from our course students. After the work we put in, we feel very proud to have achieved this, and gratefully thank all those who took the time to express their views.

What Others Have Said

Eggcellent course
By: Claire Jones

I’d bought two chicken books and was feeling a little overwhelmed by then. I saw this course said it covered everything I needed to know to prepare us for our pet chickens. Lots of useful information in easy to complete modules with a quiz at the end of each.

Brilliant Course
By: Charlotte Sanders

The author of this course has clearly a lot of knowledge and experience in keeping chickens. The advice and practical information goes above and beyond that you would find in a book and the end of topic questions are really helpful in consolidating understanding. I would definitely recommend this course…

Easy to study
By: Clare Goebel

This course is easy to study as you can go back and reread as you need. You can also access completed modules for further refreshment. Content is well laid out and easy to follow. Once I get my chickens I'll find out if it was comprehensive enough (but I think it will be!)

Fabulous Information especially for me being a complete beginner
By: Rachel Thomas

I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course. Once I started the course, I couldn't stop until I finished! I highly recommend taking it!

Fantastic Course
By: Beth Lewin

Really useful, enjoyable and very interesting. Cannot wait to put my knowledge to use with keeping our chickens at work.

All things chicken!!
By: Paul McSorley

As a family we have all enjoyed this course. We would recommend this to anyone thinking about keeping chickens.

A Thorough Introduction
By: Donna Hill

I really enjoyed this course. It was very informative and will help me to give my future hens a fantastic life. The only negative I can give is that some of the photos and pictures need a greater resolution. I couldn't make some of them out on my laptop. Overall a great introduction.

Hen Keeping Course
By: Ann Burt

Really useful

By: Paul Lawless

I have been considering keeping chickens for some time. I have read books, googled information and watched loads on YouTube but this course has been a revelation. Really well structured, all the right information you need on health, housing, feeding, anatomy, breeds etc etc. I have really enjoyed it and recommend to anyone considering doing the same. Now I am setting up and ready to take in my first girls in a couple of weeks. I would not have had the confidence to do this without this brilliant course.

Best way to learn about chickens
By: Brigitte Koopmann

I loved the course and learned so much. You cant find anything near it via books or youtube clips. I highly recommend this course and it is worth every penny. You can feel how much these people adore and care for their chickens. Herzliche Grüße und vielen Dank

Extremely useful course
By: Lauren Driver

This is a great course for anyone looking into getting chickens or to help refresh/ give advice for people who already have chickens. Lots of useful information for different methods on how to house and care for chickens. Definitely would recommend.

Extremely useful and informative
By: Sharon Parry

This course has given me a good broad base of information I need in order to start off my chicken journey as well prepared as possible. Lots of useful information and tips, which I will be following. Can't wait to get started.

Eggcelent Course
By: Thomas Clarkson

I had high eggs-pectations of this course and it was definitely worth it. The yolks on you if you don't get this course. lots of helpful information.

Great course
By: Judith Bye

I decided to take this course before taking the plunge and rehoming some rescue hens. I have completely changed my mind on the coop and run size after completing the course and I am now looking forward to getting some rescue hens. There is so much more to keeping chickens than I thought and this course provides you with that knowledge. Definitely worth taking.

By: Sue Woodhead

This course was super informative. Since doing the course I now have my first 4 rescue chickens and it helped me prepare for their arrival. I have referred to the lessons since collecting them and it has made me more confident. My girls (Whitney, Britney, Kylie and Missy) have had a really good transition and settled in well.

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Jorge Richards
14th October 2020

We purchased a trio of 18wk old Cochins at the end of the summer holidays; the birds were healthy, happy and friendly. They quickly settled in to their new coop and routine without any fuss. They’ve made friends with our dobermann, cats and children- they come running when the children come home from school and try to follow me back into the house every-time I come out to give them treats. They’ve been easy for our 4&6year olds to handle, and have been perfect garden mates. They’re developing into handsome little beasts with fantastic personalities (each of the three have their own quirks!) - as a first-time chicken keeper (silver-lining of lockdown’s disillusioned “egg-shortage” persuaded my partner to let me keep hens!) I found the Rehoming resource guide (given with the birds) really useful. Hedgerow Henporium have always been easy to get hold of, and very helpful each time. (I had been pestering them for months before the trio were available). I’m really impressed with the quality of birds they provided. I highly recommend Hedgerow Henporium!!

Joanne Hughes
30th July 2020

Just to let you know we had 7 chicks hatch from the fertile eggs. They’ve settled in well and we’re looking forward to them being part of our family!

Rosemarie Quinn
5th July 2020

Hedgerow Henporium helped us with our queries regarding having backyard chickens they were very knowledgeable and helpful in our decision to get chickens. We also got our first chickens from them after a sort time on the waitlist. Our girls are beautiful and have obviously been well cared for by Julie and Keith. I would definitely recommend them to anyone considering getting chickens as they will answer your questions honestly and with first hand knowledge in chicken care. They were very professional and continue to support us in leaning the needs of our chickens.

Angela Griffiths
6th June 2020

We picked up 3 hens a few weeks ago and Julie was very welcoming. We put the cage by the front door and she put the chicks I. For us due to the covid virus. We were given a hen care sheet and she gave us lots of information about settling them in. My husband has rung her a few times with questions and she’s always been very helpful. We would recommend her any time if anyone wanted to get some chicks,

Sebastian Dembski
11th April 2020

Received two healthy chicks with useful and extensive instructions.

Lily Clough
26th May 2019

????? I found Julie at Hedgerow Henporium to be incredibly helpful and so knowledgable and the after-sales service is second to none. The hens (and cockerels !) are so well looked after and bouncing with health. I wouldn't go anywhere else if I want more chooks and cannot recommend highly enough ?????

Nicki Rogers
25th May 2019

Been back again and bought lovely 3 hens. Lovely knowledgeable lady clearly loves her hens and beautiful cockerels. Very well looked after .

Rachel Dooner
21st March 2019

Great place to buy chickens and learn about keeping them.

Kate Grannell
24th October 2018

So happy with our beautiful new hen addition to keep our other one company. She has a lovely temperament and Henporium gave great advice to make sure we chose the right one and knew how to take care of her. We were also able to purchase grit and other hen essentials Thank you xx

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Michelle Halewood
29th September 2021

This is a great place and the chickens are clearly loved. I had to change my arrival time and I was accommodated. I spent much longer collecting the chickens than planned but only because I needed to learn a few things which has proved immensely helpful. I am so happy with how healthy and happy these chickens are that I wouldn’t buy from anywhere else. Also the in-line course is excellent too and I would def recommend even if you have kept chickens in the past. What these people don’t know about chickens isn’t worth knowing and they clearly love them.

Lucy Byrom
22nd June 2021

I've always been so impressed with Julie's knowledge, passion and enthusiasm about chickens. I would recommend Hedgerow Henporium to everyone. I have had quite a few birds from Julie over the past few years. Birds are well cared for and Julie always goes the extra mile to help and give guidance. Such a fantastic service. Will continue to go back to Hedgerow.

Ellie Southworth
10th September 2020

We have used Julie at Hedgerow Henprorium twice now for hens. 2 years ago we added Suzie and Roxie to our flock (a Sussex and a Rhode Rock) and on Monday we picked up Flora and Bella (a Swedish flower and a BlackRock). Julie is passionate and caring and very knowledgeable, when you meet her you'll realise instantly that she truly cares about her birds and that they are loved and cared for. The set up Julie has implemented in response to COVID is really impressive, all her hens are kept in their back garden and due to restrictions in being in peoples homes she has a really good set up in the garage to show birds. We were pretty sure what we wanted and she still brought a couple of other option through so we could be sure. If you have an opportunity to do a course with her in the future, or if she does publish an online introduction to hen keeping (which she absolutely should!) I would strongly encourage anyone, new or old to keeping hens to take it as Julie is one in a million when it comes to knowing about these amazing animals! Thanks Julie and keep up the good work!

Rosemarie Handley
4th July 2020

We reached out to Hedgerow Henporium via email when considering getting some backyard chickens. We had lots of questions regarding setting up and looking after chickens. Thankfully Julie was very knowledgeable and happy to answer our questions. Once we were all set up we contacted them again to enquire about buying some of their hens. We went on the waiting list and after a sort time received an email with their stock update and were able to purchase 2 black marans and 1 creamy legbar. Julie was fantastic in advising us on the chickens, safe handling and caring for them. We also purchased some additional items from the store that they operate with chicken supplies. Our girls are beautiful and were clearly very well cared for by Julie and Keith. Thank you to both for their time and support in helping us set up our little flock of backyard chickens.

Tony Crone
6th May 2020

Got our girls on Monday, and have nothing but good things to say about Hedgergow, Julie was amazing, we spoke a few times over the past month regarding chicks, when they were at the age i was wanting to buy i found it easy to order. I have a large shed and run so wanted 6 girls to start my flock with and not be overwhelmed. they asked me why i wanted so many and made sure that we would actually eat 6 eggs a day and made sure i wasn't just someone buying for lock down . i felt reassured by this especially in current situation. i was able to get everything i needed from one place.. i will be using them for my feed and bedding in the future for sure and the will be my first choice when i expand my flock.

Rachel Dooner
25th November 2019

Great place for buying top quality chickens and other related items. Very knowledgeable and helpful. I Bought 3 Black rock chicks in the spring and now have 3 healthy good layers (& lots of yummy eggs).

Steph Ellis
26th May 2019

Genuinely warm and caring lady who goes above and beyond in aftercare of her chooks, (I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve contacted her when a chock has taken ill or done strange things and she has always been available and given great advice that’s worked) We started keeping chickens after a course in 2015 with Julie to help understand about how to care for them, since then we’ve been back many times to choose more chickens and have recommended Julie countless times. I wouldn’t go anywhere else to get well cared for chooks and the dedication she puts into her flock of chooks is unmeasurable.

25th May 2019

Wonderful business - the customer care is brilliant, with professional advice on any of your poultry needs from the point of sale to the wonderful aftercare that I received. Beautiful natured birds that are extremely friendly and easy to handle make brilliant pets for the garden that lay delicious eggs.

Andy Antrobus
20th February 2019

Eggstra ordinary sevice

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Based on 65 Reviews

An excellent course and something everyone should do if they wish to keep chickens, you’ll learn a lot!

Suzanna 15th July 2021

It was a pleasure to meet Julie and purchase our beautiful black rock babies. They have settled in really well and are as cool has cucumbers.They are growing really fast and are the funniest little things I have ever seenIf your looking for quality chickens that are socially acclimatised then this is the place to go

Debbie Buckle 25th May 2021

Excellent service. There was a part missing in my delivery so they got in touch with the manufacturer direct for me and had it delivered to my address. Would defo recommend

Mr Welburn 13th May 2021
Annie Lentner 29th April 2021
Tim Palmer 26th April 2021

Very helpful with my enquiry..going beyond what I was asking about

John 23rd April 2021

I have just taken and completed the Foundation course for keeping chickens which was excellent and makes me feel a lot more confident with my new 6 chickens. Amazing course, great tests and a great overview of everything you need to know, I would highly recommend this to anyone thinking about chickens. Well done guys GREAT JOB!

Mr Gray 10th April 2021

Brilliant course & good value for money! Extremely informative on all aspects & great support if you have any queries. Highly recommended!

Julia Holmes 24th March 2021

The website was easy to navigate and the product came well packaged, it was also a good price. Would use again.

Fiona 12th March 2021
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Reviews by Email

We often get lovely emails from our customers, a selection is below.

VERY HAPPY :). We purchased our 3 hens (Betsy, Mabel and Matilda) from Julie 4 weeks ago. As first time hen keepers, Julie was extremely helpful and showed us how to handle them and provided some useful advice. It was clear they had been very well looked after. The girls settled into their new home …

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CHICKENS. Healthy, well socialised birds 28 Sept 2021


Easy to get in touch with & great communication. Very knowledgeable about their chickens. Spoke about the breeds on the phone & I was given plenty of choices when I arrived. Chose 2 Black Rocks and 2 Brown Rocks and they are lovely and healthy.


NEW LADIES FOR OUR FLOCK As with when we last bought chickens they are in good health and very friendly. They ladies have settled in now with our original girls. All beautiful birds. Julie was very knowledgeable about an issue with were having and was able to advise us well. Thank you again. 04/10/2021

Rose Q

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