This page was last updated on: 20th March 2017  (Please refresh your browser for the most up to date version).

 

 

AVAILABILITY:  New seasons birds have now arrived and we will update availability below regularly.  If it states 'Few available' it means we have less than 5 in stock.

 

We do our best to keep our website up to date, however our chickens are sold on a first come first serve basis so on busy days it can change hourly,  therefore please call ahead if you are travelling a distance to get to us.  Please see our Pure Breeds for Sale and Cockerels for Sale for other breeds.  

 

Every hybrid we sell  has received a commercial vaccination programme, please click here to download a copy.  We have regular faecal worm counts done and worm as necessary with Flubenvet and we will give you a form listing all the information about your new hens, including their next worming due date. All our hens are fed either Garvo or Versele Laga layers mash, if you feed pellets we will give you a small sample to take home to enable you to gradually transfer them on to pellets. Please see our Guarantee and Good Management Guidelines for details of our guarantee terms and our Why Buy Chickens From Us? page for further information.

 

HYBRID CHICKENS

Hybrid chickens are a highly specialised cross breed produced by professional hatcheries.  They use specially selected chickens for these crosses, designed to produce a hen who will lay eggs all year round, and be strong and healthy.  They are an ideal choice for a first time chicken keeper as they are usually easy, docile and friendly.

 

When deciding on which breed to choose I always recommend not making a final decision until you come and see the chickens for sale.  Not only do they look very different 'in the flesh' there is a huge variety of colouring and temperament within each breed.  You can get a good indication of their temperament when you see them and see how they interact with each other and us. 

 

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AMBER HYBRID - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Medium

COLOUR: Cream or cream with amber coloured flecks.

EGGS: Up to 320 per year

EGG COLOUR: Light to mid brown.

CHARACTER: Usually very friendly, hardy, calm hens - great for first time chicken keepers.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a run.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Amber Stars, Silvers, Silver Links.

 

 

CURRENT STOCK:  AVAILABLE

 

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BLACK SUSSEX HYBRID - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Medium/Large

COLOUR: Black with varying amounts of white feathers around the head, neck and hackles.  Some are almost totally black, others have a lot of white.

EGGS: Up to 280 per year

EGG COLOUR: Light to mid brown.

CHARACTER: Usually nice, friendly hens.

RUN REQUIREMENTS: Free range of in a run.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Pied Suffolk, Black Pearl, Reverse Sussex, Sussex Rock, Pied, Silver Sussex, Daisybelle.

 

CURRENT STOCK:  AVAILABLE NOW

 

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BLACKTAIL HYBRID - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Medium

COLOUR: Various shades of brown from dark, chesnut brown to a light brown, with a black tail tip.

EGGS: Up to 300 per year

EGG COLOUR: Light to mid brown.

CHARACTER: Usually friendly, hardy, calm hens - great for first time chicken keepers.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a run.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Black Tips, Chestnut Rangers.

 

 

CURRENT STOCK:  AVAILABLE NOW

 

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BLUEBELL HYBRID - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Medium/Large

COLOUR: Shades of grey from pale, dove grey to dark slate. Some have small amounts of cream or gold chest feathers.

EGGS: Up to 280 per year

EGG COLOUR: Shades of brown.

CHARACTER: Usually friendly, placid hens. hardy, calm hens - great for first time chicken keepers.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a large run.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Blue Haze, Blue Ranger.

 

CURRENT STOCK: AVAILABLE NOW

 

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COPPER STAR HYBRID - £20

 

HEN SIZE: Medium

COLOUR: Glossy black with a beetle green sheen & varying amounts of copper neck feathers.  Some have a small amount of leg feathering, a throwback from their Marans ancestors.

EGGS: Up to 260 per year

EGG COLOUR: Most will be a slightly darker brown, although being a hybrid, egg colour can be variable.

CHARACTER: Usually calm, docile, hardy hens.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a run.

  

CURRENT STOCK: AVAILABLE NOW

 

 

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EASTER EGGER HYBRID - £25

 

HEN SIZE: Medium

COLOUR: Huge range of colours including pure white, cuckoo, shades of blue and browns.  Some have little head crests.

EGGS: Up to 280 per year

EGG COLOUR: The majority will lay shades of blue/green but a small proportion lay shades of cream to brown or a pinky colour.

CHARACTER: Can be quite flighty but some become quite friendly.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a very large run.  They enjoy plenty of space.

 

 

CURRENT STOCK:  VERY FEW AVAILABLE

 

 

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MARIGOLD HYBRID - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Medium

COLOUR: Gold feathers varying from a pale buff colour to a rich ginger with white barring. Some have black neck and tail feathers.

EGGS: Up to 300 per year

EGG COLOUR: Light to mid brown.

CHARACTER: Usually very friendly, hardy, calm hens.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a run.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Gold speckledy, Red Speckle, Buttercups.

 

CURRENT STOCK:  AVAILABLE

 

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PARTRIDGE STAR - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Medium

COLOUR: Shades of chocolate brown with either gold neck feathers or white splashes. Some have a large head comb that flops to one side when fully mature.

EGGS: Up to 330 per year

EGG COLOUR: White and cream.

CHARACTER: Alongside their White Star cousins, they are one of the best layers, they have lots of character but are prone to being flighty.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a very large run.  They need plenty of space.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Brown Leghorn hybrid.

 

CURRENT STOCK: SOLD OUT - MORE SOON

 

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RANGER - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Medium

COLOUR: Traditional brown hens with white neck & tail feathers.

EGGS: Up to 330 per year

EGG COLOUR: Light to mid brown.

CHARACTER: Usually very friendly, calm hens - great for first time chicken keepers.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a run.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Goldlines, Gingernut Ranger, Gold Stars.

 

 

 

CURRENT STOCK:  AVAILABLE NOW

 

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RHODE ROCK HYBRID - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Medium

COLOUR: Black with a beetle green sheen & various amounts of gold neck feathers.

EGGS: Up to 300 per year

EGG COLOUR: Light to mid brown.

CHARACTER: Usually friendly, hardy, calm hens.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a run.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Black Stars, Miss Pepperpots, Black Pearls. 

 

 

 

CURRENT STOCK:  AVAILABLE NOW

 

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SPECKLEDY HYBRID - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Medium

COLOUR: Dark grey and white barred feathers.  Some have much whiter markings, especially round the head.  A few have light leg feathering.

EGGS: Up to 280 per year

EGG COLOUR: Shades of brown, some speckled.

CHARACTER: Usually friendly, calm hens.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a run.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Speckled Star, Coucou, Barred Rock, Barred Ranger.

 

CURRENT STOCK:  AVAILABLE NOW

 

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WHITE STAR - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Small/Medium

COLOUR: White

EGGS: Up to 330 per year

EGG COLOUR: White (usually larger eggs)

CHARACTER: Very inquisitive, intelligent hens but rarely like being handled & prone to flightiness. Very speedy little birds, but big characters & amazing layers.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a very large run.  They need plenty of space.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Snowbelles, Snow Whites, White Leghorn hybrid.

 

 

CURRENT STOCK: AVAILABLE NOW

 

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WHITE SUSSEX HYBRID - £18

 

HEN SIZE: Medium/Large

COLOUR: White with black neck and tail feathers.

EGGS: Up to 280 per year

EGG COLOUR: Light to mid brown.

CHARACTER: Usually friendly, calm hens.

RUN REQUIREMENTS:  Free range or in a run.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Sussex Star, 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT STOCK: AVAILABLE NOW