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Hybrid Hens

Hybrid Hens

Hybrids make the perfect hens for many situations, from a small scale back garden set up, through to a larger commercial flock. With a selection of different feather markings and colours they look very attractive as a mixed flock, provide a mixed basket of egg colours and also prove very functional with high numbers of eggs laid. 

All our hybrids have a comprehensive vaccination programme (something that is un-economical for small scale rearing) and parent flocks are tested for salmonella.  A full vaccination certificate is available upon request.

Hybrids are a result of crossing many generations of birds with ongoing selection of characteristics, creating offspring with strong traits such as high egg numbers and egg colours.  Originally reared for the commercial market with the well known 'brown' hen, there are now many breeds of hybrid layers to suit both commercial and domestic poultry keepers, with attractively coloured birds laying brown, white, tinted and blue eggs.

We pride ourselves in keeping and selling happy, healthy chickens and encourage everyone to keep their own hens in the same way.  Our Hybrids are sourced only from reputable, established poultry breeders, with full traceability.  The hatcheries follow strict biosecurity plans and offer a commitment and determination to supply only quality stock sourced and supplied in a responsible manner.  During their stay at our farm we give the hens the utmost care, keeping them in very clean conditions with ample room and access to an outside pen.  They are fed quality feed and we offer our help, advice and ongoing support to our customers.  We provide an animal carrier or box (included in the price) to ensure your hens have the best journey home,

Buying your birds (please see update below):
You can simply call into our farm on a Friday and Sunday to have a look or buy birds.  You can also reserve birds through our website for collection from the farm on a Friday and Saturday.  Reservations are made against breed types and not specific birds, so you are still able to choose the birds yourself when you collect.  Making a reservation ensures we keep that number of the chosen breed for you.  Please note our birds always show as 'in-stock' on our website to allow reservations to be made from our current or next flock of birds.  Once we have received your order we will check the stock levels and contact you to confirm their availability.  If you have not placed an order or have not received our confirmation, please contact us before making a special trip to our farm to avoid any possible disappointment.  If any of the birds ordered are not available in the current flock we will let you know when we will next have them and if this is not acceptable then we will issue a full refund of your deposit. 

UPDATE Oct 2020:  

We have a flock of Brown Ranger hens in December available to order.  
To place an order please select 'Brown Ranger October flock' choose 'pay in full' and add to your basket.  Please note we only have a limited flock and if the 'pay in full' option is not available then we have sold out of that breed (payment in full is required as deposit payments are not being taken currently to avoid additional transactions at collection).  We will contact you to arrange a collection date*

All other coloured hybrids have now sold out for 2020 and we are taking orders for our Feb 2021 flock.

For regular updates on hen availability and collection dates please subscribe to our newsletter so we can keep you up to date.

*please see our current arrangements for collections and deliveries to ensure we do our utmost to maintain social distancing:  COVID-19 arrangements

Please refer to our livestock terms and conditions regarding order cancellations and refunds before purchasing hens.


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Brown Ranger - December flock

An extremely placid and very hardy bird, laying approx 320 brown eggs per year.

£20.00 *
In stock

Animal Carrier - Strong Cardboard

Strong cardboard animal carriers.  1 box is suitable for 3 Bantams or 2 Hybrid Hens.  

£4.00 *
In stock

Blue Haze - Feb 2021 flock

A beautiful blue-grey bird with a placid nature, laying approx 240 purple hue eggs per year.

£20.00 *
In stock

White Leghorn - Feb 2021 flock

A very lively little bird, laying approx 320 (or more!) large pure white eggs per year

£20.00 *
In stock

Black Tail - Feb 2021 flock

 A Rhode Island hybrid laying approx 280 rusty red eggs per year.

£20.00 *
In stock

Silver Sussex - Feb 2021 flock SOLD OUT

This Silver Sussex is a striking hybrid laying approx 240 brown eggs per year.

£20.00 *

Maran Cuivree - Feb 2021 flock

A pretty copper black bird, laying approx 220 dark brown eggs per year.

£20.00 *
In stock

Maran Coucou - Feb 2021 flock

A lovely placid bird laying approx 240 dark brown eggs per year

£20.00 *
In stock

White Sussex - Feb 2021 flock

A classic farmyard hen, laying approx 240 brown eggs per year

£20.00 *
In stock

Brown Ranger - Feb 2021 flock

An extremely placid and very hardy bird, laying approx 320 brown eggs per year.

£20.00 *
In stock

Rhode Rock - Feb 2021 flock

An extremely hardy bird, outdoors in all weathers, laying approx 300 brown eggs

£20.00 *
In stock

Devon Blue - Feb 2021 flock

details available soon

£30.00 *
In stock

Splash Plymouth Rock - Feb 2021 flock SOLD OUT

details available soon

£30.00 *

Mottled Leghorn - Feb 2021 flock SOLD OUT

details available soon

£30.00 *
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