Hens

Ixworth

Ixworth Cockerels head picture

Ixworth Chickens

Ixworths are one of the rarest breeds in the UK but in our opinion one of best. We are very fortunate to have been able to source some excellent breeding stock.

Ixworth Breed Description

The Ixworth was created some time ago by Reginald Appleyard who also designed some other chickens and ducks. Ixworths are pure white with white legs and a pea comb. They also have small wattles in the hen and quite small wattles in the cockerel. They are a solidly built bird with a neat head and beady eye.

The Ixworth breed was created by Reginald Appleyard, starting in 1931 and launched at the 1938 London Dairy Show, and named after the Suffolk village of his birth.

His aim was to produce a top quality, fast maturing table bird that would also lay more and avoid the other utility problems associated with the Indian Game breed.

Breeds used in its make included White Sussex, White Orpington, White Minorca, White Old English Game, Jubilee and Dark Indian Game. 

The breed nearly went extinct in the 1950s as faster growing hybrid broilers arrived.  Rare breed conservationists began to revive Ixworth’s in the 1970s and now there are now about 20 enthusiastic breeders but only four exhibitors.

Appearance

  • The Ixworth is a deep-bodied, medium to large breed. They are solid and heavy.
  • Birds should have white legs with a pinkish tinge, orange eyes, a red pea comb and hold their tail fairly low
  • Ixworth is only in one colour, white.
  • This breed has small wattles in the hen. The comb and wattles on the cockerel are also quite small.

Uses

An Ixworth is a dual purpose chicken. This means it is suitable for egg production or a table bird. It is white fleshed and some say it provides the best quality meat of any pure breed.  However like most pure breeds it is best to prepare for the table at no more than 12-14 months. Depending on the strain the Ixworth hen should produce about 150-180 medium-sized off-white/cream eggs in a year.

Ixworth Breed Temperament

As a breed in general Ixworths are a mild mannered chicken. Both the hens and cockerels are good in a mixed flock with no behavioural problems. The Ixworth hen is a really sweet chicken, they are not aggressive at all in a flock. Ixworths are quite chatty but I have noticed that their voice and phrasing is different to other chickens. The Ixworth cockerels in particular are lovely. Both males and females are somewhat skittish, but nowhere in the same league as a Leghorn.

Breed Size

An Ixworth is a large fowl, light in terms of size. They are fast growing.

Eggs

Eggs from an Ixworth are pale tinted (off white)

Further Information

You can read further information on our other chickens here on our chickens for sale page. If you are keen to learn more, we run an online instant access course in Chicken Keeping. Find out more about our Courses Here.

Feather Pecking

Cockerel with feather pecking damage
Example of signs of feather pecking behaviour

Feather pecking is a potentially serious issue in chickens. At best it can look rather scruffy, but at worst it can result in chicken death. Take a look at Peter Pecker in the photo. Notice his cream coloured feathers (his saddle) have v-shaped tips. This is classic feather pecking behaviour. The feather pattern of plucking is known as barbering.

The hens in his flock are being over attentive and because he is a kindly cockerel, he is letting them do it. He sees it as a mutual preening exercise which is a normal type of behaviour in birds. They often preen each other as it cements their bonds, however this can continue to a destructive level. Eventually the barbering gets closer and closer to the skin and if it does not stop then it becomes a feather pecking habit. Chickens will then start to attack the pin or blood feathers as they are starting to poke through the skin. This will draw blood and blood is bad. Chickens then begin to actively hunt feathers especially those of chickens that are lower down the pecking order. They do not know when to stop when they start to draw blood and it can turn fatal.

The reasons behind feather pecking are complex and not well understood. Some people believe that the hens realise they have a deficiency in protein and eat feathers to make up the deficit. Others think it is a boredom or a stress response. In parrots that is surely the reason but is it still the case for chickens? There could be a similarity for sure. Allo preening (bird mutual preening) is a bonding and very natural behaviour so we may be just guessing. It is all too easy to attach human emotions and reasons behind animal behaviour. At the end of the day we can only make assumptions but not know for sure.

One thing is for sure, when the birds are in a moulting period and every bird is in the same state of undress then they actually (mostly) leave each other alone and stop the feather pecking to allow the feathers to re-grow. Maybe it is more to do with the heightened stress of hormone surges during the peak laying and fertility periods of spring and summer.

Swedish Flower Hen

Group of Swedish flower hens

Swedish Flower Hens – Skånsk Blommehöna

Beautiful Swedish Flower Hens are as the name says, a native landrace Swedish chicken. They are exceedingly rare in Sweden and have been brought back from the brink of extinction by a few enthusiasts who have nurtured them and tried to keep them alive and kicking. These are now consequently finding their way across the world as people discover how beautiful they are.

Skånsk Blommehöna description

There is no breed standard for them because they are a landrace breed. This means that due to local conditions there has been a natural cross breeding taken place over many many generations until the chicken eventually became what it is today. A process of natural selection with no human intervention.

The characteristics of Swedish Flower Hens are that it can be with or without a crest. They can also have yellow, pink, white or pale mottled legs but the feathers all have a “flower” on each tip. There should be no “barring” on the feathers at all. Other than this the breed is not supposed to be selectively bred for colour or any other traits thus keeping it entirely as wild as it is. To add in selective breeding would destroy what makes them so special in the first place. The base colours for Swedish Flower Chickens are red, brown, blue, white, black and yellow. They have genebank status in their home country.

Our flock of Swedish Flower Hens (even the boys are named the same) is as multicoloured as possible with several boys to make sure the genes are well mixed to preserve the variety of colour which happens when nature decides the result.

The curious thing about Swedish Flower Hens is that until they are fully grown, you cannot tell what their final feather pattern is going to be. The grower chicks are often therefore a completely different pattern. They go through several changes of feathers until they earn their flowers by being mature enough to wear them. Although they are multi-coloured and may seem bright, they are actually superbly camouflaged in a field or natural setting. They just melt into the background.

Swedish Flower Hen Temperament

These chickens are not generally a friendly breed in that you could describe them as standoffish. They are not aggressive to their other coop mates. Whenever you have any treats on offer they are then quite happy to be in your company. It is usually on their terms.

Breed Size

These chickens are a large fowl light category.

Swedish Flower Hen Eggs

Swedish Flowers lay a good number of pale cream eggs. Eggs size is medium to large

Cost

A Swedish Flower hen is a rare breed of chicken. The price starts at £10 for a day old chick up to £30

Sources of Further information

For more information about the chickens we sell please look at our chickens for sale page. There is a dedicated Swedish Flower Hen website which gives you a more thorough lowdown on the history of these beautiful chickens. If you have burning questions about how to look after chickens and have been stumped by the confusing contradictions online join us on one of our courses.

Coronation Sussex

Grayson Coronation Sussex

Coronation Sussex Description

Coronation Sussex are very rare. We have been breeding these since 2017 and are very similar to the Light Sussex however where the Light Sussex has black neck hackles, wing tips and tail tip, the Coronation Sussex has a pale grey in those areas. We are fortunate to have these in our breeding flock with a magnificent cockerel called Silas. Sussex chickens come in various colours such as Light, Speckled, Red, White, and Coronation.

Coronation Sussex Breed Temperament

She is a typical Sussex chicken temperament. A Coronation Sussex is confident but also not a lover of being cuddly. They are not usually the sort of chicken that dominates a flock. A Sussex mixes well with other chickens and are good layers.

Sussex Breed Size

This breed is classified as a large fowl – light. Sussex chickens in general have a rather matronly build. They tend to look rather stocky compared with something like a Leghorn for instance.

Eggs

Eggs are a biscuit colour or pale tinted and are produced in good numbers. Approximately 4-5 eggs per week in their first laying year. They come into lay at around the 25 week mark. The egg size is medium to large

Cost

These are £10 from un-sexed day-olds rising to £30

Availability

Our hatching season is from March to September. The Sussex breed in general is slow to show us whether they are boys or girls so they can be around 10 weeks old before they can be guaranteed female. Early to mid June onwards is the time when we have these in female form.

Sources for Further Information

For more information about the chickens we sell please look at our chickens for sale page. If you have burning questions about how to look after chickens and have been stumped by the confusing contradictions online join us on one of our courses.

Egg Laying Flock Retirement Ladies

Laying flock of chickens

Retiring Egg Laying Flock Description

The bottom of the 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 laying flock so that they can enjoy their well-earned rest.

Our retirement “policy”

All our girls get to live out their lives here till their natural demise if they are not re-homed. None are ever “dispatched” just because they no longer lay enough, or lay at all. Egg numbers are not that important to us, their good health is. Our retirement option is not a “rescue hen” situation because their fate is not in dispute or at risk. They get to live their full natural lifespan either way.

What to expect from our retirement girls

Our retirement selection is usually done in Autumn. As they have been with a cockerel for some time they could be looking a little “careworn” for example, they may look somewhat scruffy. Cockerels are truly magnificent birds, but their “bedroom manners” are not very tender. As they mate every 10 minutes, they do cause some feather damage or loss at times to our girls. When a cockerel has a favourite (usually the easiest or most submissive hen) then she will have more feather loss than most. The feather loss pattern will be around the top of their heads and mid backs due to being firmly grasped and trodden on by the cock bird. 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 hens may be in moult (annual phenomenon) and as a result may resemble a hedgehog in parts while they are in the process of growing their new finery. They are all in excellent health.

Hens 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 🙂

Laying Flock Breed Size

They are all classified as large fowl. Some are light and some are heavy.

Breed Temperament

All our egg-laying flock are pretty docile with no real squabbles going on. They are all good-natured girls.

Eggs

You may get some eggs from these girls below. They are medium sized and blue.

Chickens Currently Looking for Retirement

We have three Araucana ladies. One in blue one in black and the other is lavender. All were hatched in 2018 and they are currently going through a moulting period. They had been laying well until the moult happened. I cannot guarantee that they will lay to the same degree or if at all. The hens are £20 each. They have quite a wary temperament. The blue especially is not particularly happy in human company. Blue Araucana also goes broody and can be very possessive of the nest box. She often gets dragged out of the box by her feathers by the other hens which causes her a great deal of feather loss at certain times of the year. Her feather condition currently is quite good as she is just finishing her moult and she hasn’t been broody since August.

The Araucana above is a Lavender but she is not mine. My lavender has a beard and so does the black. The blue looks more like the lavender in the picture above except her colour is darker. Araucana commonly have just crests or facial ear tufts or beards or a mixture of them all.

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

Black Rock Chickens ®

Grower Black Rock

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 have had a delivery of young Black Rock® from 4th Sept 2021 – (hatched 13/8/2021) all female. They are off heat now so can go outside in a sheltered area/run. Bookings now being taken. We also have some older Black Rocks closer to point of lay.

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 or here If you get offered a Black Rock cockerel, or hatching eggs as 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 which extend down to her abdomen. The gold patterning on the front and neck is often different on each bird, therefore, some have more gold than others.

When looking for a Black Rock chicken please ensure that you are getting the genuine article by coming to us. We get regular deliveries of day-old chicks that we raise to point of lay. They are handled 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, consequently a Black Rock is not usually at the bottom of the pecking order. They are well suited to a mixed flock of similarly sized or even larger birds.

Breed Size

A Black Rock is classified as large fowl – light

Eggs

The eggs are the normal supermarket biscuit colour or sometimes slightly darker. She is a good steady layer of medium to large eggs. Her famous genetics also mean that she will lay 4-5 eggs a week in her first laying year. As long as she remains in good health it is usual for her to continue to lay well for longer than your average hybrid.

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

Cochin

Blue Cochin hen sitting on a perch

Cochin are an old breed with no bantam equivalent

The Cochin is huge, and there is no denying their beauty and adorability. They are the giant fluffballs of the chicken world. We keep them in Blue Splash, Blue and Black. For the uninitiated, Cochin is pronounced Coach-Inn

Breed Description

A Cochin is the largest of the heavy breeds of chicken. Queen Victoria, of all people, is responsible for the original popularity of this monumental chicken. They were originally documented way back in the early 1850’s when they were known as Shanghai’s or Cochin-China. It is believed that the Chinese bred them with such profuse feathering for filling duvets. This phenomenal bird has no sharp angles and is very rounded in appearance. A single comb, feathery “pantaloons” and feathered feet are all classic features of this breed.

The Cochin genes have been used in the makeup of several breeds, the most notable being the Brahma, and the Orpingtons. This breed have been highly prized as show birds and have been selectively bred over generations for their feather quality and quantity. They are very hardy birds in winter, but need plenty of shade in the summer as they risk overheating due to the feather duvet they carry around with them. A non-muddy environment is the best for keeping this breed, as their feathery feet will generate quite substantial mud balls. As they have such feathering they are not overly destructive to your prized begonias either!! Although with any chickens, never say never – ahem.

They are reputed to be quite long lived in chicken terms compared to their egg machine cousins. The cock birds can weigh up to 12lb but are very placid and totally magnificent to look at as they are large, round and tall.

These are a dual purpose bird if that is your bag.

Cochin Breed Temperament

Cochins are a very placid and mild-mannered giant. These chickens are calm and love to be cuddled too, and it happens that there is a lot to cuddle. A boisterous flock is not really a good situation for a Cochin as they are quite placid. Some hens may go broody occasionally.

Breed Size

Despite what the Americans say there is no bantam version of this chicken. Cochins are classified as large fowl – heavy therefore will mix with other quieter heavy breeds. She is also happy in groups with smaller hens too.

Eggs

Profuse feather quality is much admired in show Cochins. Egg numbers have suffered as a consequence of their show achievements. The hen is an average layer in most specimens, however, we have found that our flock is actually rather good and I would class mine as good layers. They are producing 4-5 eggs a week each, and they are a very reasonable size. Eggs are a medium size and pale cream tinted in colour. She will need to be at least 35 weeks old before being mature enough to lay for the first time

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

Chickens For Sale

Chickens for sale

What Chickens For Sale Do We Have?

Brahma garden hen

Here at Hedgerow Henporium you will find that we have a varied selection of sweet-natured chickens for sale, all at different ages. We generally have between 50 and 150 birds available. Our stock changes frequently throughout the year. It may turn out that we don’t have the age you are currently looking for, but we probably will in a few weeks time. Browse through our breeds pages as this lists what hens for sale we currently have. This will also give you more background on our lovely ladies. Hopefully this further information will assist you to make an informed decision.

How to Choose your chickens

Julie or Keith will be on hand to help you make your choice. We will offer hens for sale based on what is suitable for your situation, skill level and which will also be the most compatible with your household. Choosing a chicken is a bit like choosing chocolates because not everyone likes the same colour etc. You may find that once you have been introduced to our girls, then you might even go home with something completely different from your original intention. I put this down to the chickens themselves because they are very capable of captivating their new owners very easily.

We are very keen to match you with your birds which is our top priority rather than to make a sale. If we think that you will have difficulty with your preferred choice then we will certainly advise against it and make alternative suggestions. Well matched flocks are more peaceful which in turn causes less stress to their keepers in the long run.

Our Ethos

Our Production and Pricing

We don’t mass produce chickens so you won’t find our birds crammed into a warehouse by the thousands. These intensively reared and rarely handled warehouse style birds have no better conditions than battery hens in our opinion.

We don’t “pile ’em high and sell ’em cheap” but we do charge a fair price for our chickens for sale. This accounts for the amount of work we have devoted to our lovely ladies. There are plenty of people who will sell birds cheaply by cutting corners but this is not our way.

As chickens are flock creatures we do not sell single birds on welfare grounds.

Outsourced Birds

We always like to know the history of any of our hens for sale, so we don’t visit auctions to buy birds to sell on. You cannot guarantee the health status of auction birds that have been bought for buttons. Health is important to us and our birds and we won’t risk that for anything.

We do buy hatchery chicks in at day-old for some of our hybrids and our Muirfield stock but we raise them our way. The parent stock of hatchery chicks are disease free so there is no vertical transmission of disease from parent to chick via the egg. Raising them ourselves therefore means we know their health status and we know them individually.

Our Hen Guarantee

We will not cheat you by palming you off with a cockerel either. There are plenty of people who have  day old chicks for sale that have not a rats chance in hell of being sexed correctly. We would recommend you avoid these people as they give no comeback. If we sell a hen to you we will happily exchange it in the very rare event it turns out to be a cockerel. Any chicks that are sold as “unsexed” are not covered by a hen guarantee at all.

Cockerels for Sale

If you are looking for cockerels then check our cockerels page out. There are many cockerels looking for homes (here and elsewhere) so if you are able to provide a suitable and safe home for one then please ask.

Our older ladies looking for retirement

We also release some of our older hens in the Autumn time. These are called our retirement ladies. They have passed their peak egg production or they might not be in our breeding plans for the coming year. Most are still in lay albeit in lower numbers however this is not guaranteed. We offer these older hens for sale at lower cost. These are not “rescue hens” but we do want them to have a nice, caring home to end their days. If they are not re-homed, then they get to stay here regardless. Check out our retirement ladies page.

Do you Need to Vaccinate your chickens?

Well, the answer is, it depends on how they have been raised. Birds do need vaccinating if they have been raised in huge numbers such as in a warehouse or intensive barn. If one birds gets sick, thousands will get sick. Not vaccinating is economic suicide for the mass-rearer. Vaccination is not for your benefit entirely – it is for theirs. Small breeders like ourselves don’t need to vaccinate our hens for sale. This is because birds that have space and no stresses don’t face disease challenges. Immunity to disease is gained naturally in stress free surroundings. Stress brought on by overcrowding reduces a chickens’ immune system to virtually nothing.

Beware The Vaccination Claim Scam

You may find that some chickens for sale are described elsewhere as fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated hens go through a schedule of many different vaccinations which have to be given at very specific ages and boosters thereafter. The schedule for fully vaccinated birds will only be complete at 16 weeks old. If someone is selling a day old chick as fully vaccinated then there is obviously something amiss. Ask what vaccines have been used and at what ages. Lots of “fly-by-nights” claim full vaccination status when they have had nothing of the sort.

It is not advised to mix vaccinated and non-vaccinated birds as shedding of the virus puts non-vaccinated at risk. Not all vaccines “take” either. It depends on how well the procedure was done.

Chickens for Sale Current Availability

We list all our range of cockerels or hens for sale under the Chickens for Sale menu. We have hens for sale all through the year but choice is more limited during the winter. Our garden chickens are all sold on a first come, first served basis. If you really want a particular bird or breed, you should consider submitting a holding deposit to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the price rises with age.

How do you get tame chickens

Chickens are a prey animal so they will take a good while to get used to their new environment. In the wild, any change in their vicinity is a potential threat situation. Therefore, if you want happy, unstressed and tame chickens, it is beneficial to allow them plenty of settling in time.

Don’t discount the younger birds. They offer an ideal opportunity to become really tame and friendly with you before the rigours of laying commences.  Younger chickens are easier to handle for nervous youngsters and inexperienced adults alike. They are also cheaper, however, it does mean that you will have to wait a little longer for those delicious eggs to arrive. POL (or point of lay) is subjective and differs in each breed. Some chickens start to lay at between 20 and 22 weeks, others can be up to 35-40 weeks before the arrival of the first egg.

We are Unusual

If you decide to do a drive-by, you will be surprised at our residential exterior. Don’t be disheartened, behind our unlikely frontage beats the heart of a thriving chicken breeding Henporium. Most of our customers say “wow” when they first see how well setup we are.

Book A Visit Today (Please note that due to Covid-19 we are not open for Unbooked visits except for egg Sales)

We are open but we cannot do viewings in the “normal” sense of the word, as it would need a visit through our home. In the current climate we feel this is too risky for everyone. During covid 19 we are ensuring that we are maintaining at least a 2 metre distance. If you could keep visitors to no more than 2 people to minimise risk. Please remember to wear your mask.

We now have to bring chickens through the house to a temp viewing cage we have set up in the garage. This requires some advanced notice so we can get them ready for when you are expected to arrive.

We never sell stock that we would be unhappy to purchase ourselves.

Our chicken chores do take us outside quite a bit. More realistically, we are actually just cuddling chickens. If this is the case, we cannot hear the door knocker so please make sure to ring the bell. Once we know when you are arriving, we can be strategically placed to hear the bell. You will need to give us time to leap through the garden, and perhaps remove wellies before answering the door.

Payment

During covid 19 we are preferring card payments using our card machine so we don’t need to queue at a bank. We can take card payments or even Applepay and Googlepay. If you much prefer to pay with cash then that is acceptable also.

Transporting your birds home

We don’t often have boxes available for transport. Please bring a suitable enclosed cardboard box or pet carrier with you to transport your new girls home.

Aftercare

We send all our adoptees to their new homes with a complete care sheet, so you don’t flounder. All our hens for sale come with lifetime support.  We also happily offer telephone and email support at any time.

If you feel that you need more expert help to research about chicken care, then why not consider one of our invaluable chicken keeping courses. We now also have an online version. Details are on our courses page Click here for details

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Based on 10 reviews
Michellecochoms
01/11/2021
Great
Best place to buy your hens - birds are loved and handled gently- owners very knowledgeable. Thank you for spending so much time teaching me chickeny things! Michelle
Best place to buy your hens - birds are loved and handled gently- ow
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Anniewilliams
01/11/2021
Happy
Happy with Peter Pecker the 2year old cockerel
Happy with Peter Pecker the 2year old cockerel
MotherHen
29/10/2021
We Love Hedgerow Henporium
The third visit recently to adopt some new hens, our little flock is growing. Cannot fault Hedgerow Henporium, very helpful and friendly and the hens are always healthy. Having extended our hens living space I’m certain we’ll return soon for a couple more hens.
The third visit recently to adopt some new hens, our little flock is
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JessB
28/10/2021
Happy Hens at Hedgerow Henporium
Fantastic henporium with only the best hens! We wouldn't go anywhere else! We have bought several chickens on different occasions and each time we have been so happy. They always give good advice & information plus they run courses to help you learn more. Our chickens are such fun, happy little souls... think we have started a chicken addiction so we will be visiting Hedgerow Henporium again for sure! X 👍 😁
Fantastic henporium with only the best hens! We wouldn't go anywhere
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Kat
28/10/2021
Lovely chickens 🐔
Very helpful and chickens in great condition, Poloma,Dora the eggsplorer and Big Bertha are doing great.
Very helpful and chickens in great condition, Poloma,Dora the eggs
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DebbieW
12/10/2021
Fabulous birds!
I have just bought 6 hens and a cockerel from Julie and Keith at Hedgerow Henporium and have to say the quality of service was excellent! The birds are all really healthy and have settled in well and are thriving. You get a very informative booklet with all the advice you need on caring for them and they are fully vaccinated. Julie and Keith have a wealth of knowledge and are very friendly and approachable. I would certainly recommend them and would use them again. Thank you so much to both.
I have just bought 6 hens and a cockerel from Julie and Keith at Hed
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RoseQ
04/10/2021
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 advise us well. Thank you again. See pictures of 3 of our new girls.
As with when we last bought chickens they are in good health and ver
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KarenH
28/09/2021
Lovely chickens
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 & 2 Brown Rocks and they are lovely and healthy. Great communication after the purchase too with answers to my questions, as being a first-time chicken owner I had a few! The whole process was made nice and simple so would not hesitate to recommend Hedgerow Henporium as a great place to get your chickens from.
Easy to get in touch with & great communication. Very knowledgeable
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Russell
28/09/2021
Chickens
Healthy, well-socialised birds.
Healthy, well-socialised birds.
Alotplot18
27/09/2021
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 quickly, are happy, healthy and full of character 😊.
We purchased our 3 hens (Betsy, Mabel and Matilda) from Julie 4 week
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