The majority of our chickens are hybrids (cross-breeds). These birds are almost exclusively designed for laying eggs, producing roughly between 250-350 per year. Whilst they lay more eggs in the short term, they generally stop laying completely after about 3-4 years.


Point-of-lay hens are normally sold for around £15 per hen.

Older hens are cheaper, depending on age.


Prices can be negotiated, especially if you are looking to buy a group of birds.


NB: The list below represents breeds that we have raised and have easy access to. We cannot guarantee that every breed will be immediately available on our farm.


Because we hatch some of our own chickens, we inevitably end up with a surplus of cockrels. Unfortunately we can't keep them all, so we set out to find them good homes with flocks of their own.


Cockerls are usually offered free of charge, but rarer breeds might be sold for around £5.



Amber Whites

  • Friendly, but tend to avoid being handled.
  • Average layers, with medium-large eggs.
  • Known to lay eggs in winter if coop is warm.
  • Genrally good with other birds.
  • Do not typically wander far.


Black Rocks

  • Friendly, but are usually off looking for food.
  • Above average layer, with medium size egg.
  • Limited eggs during winter.
  • Good around other birds.
  • Prefer to wander over wide spaces.
  • Hardy and good in all weathers.


Black Tails

  • Friendly, but tend to avoid being handled.
  • Average layer, with medium sized eggs.
  • Limited eggs during winter.
  • Prefer to stick together with other birds.
  • Don't normally wander far from the flock. 



  • Very friendly bird, normally comfortable being picked up.
  • Slim when young, but can become quite plump with age.
  • Good layer, with medium-large size eggs.
  • Limited eggs during winter.
  • Don't wander too far. 


Cheshire Blue

  • Nervous and very flighty.
  • Superior layer! with daily blue eggs. 
  • Lays all year, slowing down during winter.
  • Like to wander far! 


Copper Comet


  • Hardy and will be happy outside in all weather.
  • Good egg layer, producing all year.
  • Lay medium brown eggs.



Light Sussex

  • Very friendly and can be picked up easily.
  • Excellent layer, with medium-large eggs throughout winter.
  • May occasionally get broody and try to hatch eggs.
  • Can be dominant towards other chickens.
  • Happy to roam in whatever space it's given.


Russet Blue


  • Very good layer with blue eggs.
  • Lays all year, slowing in winter.
  • Tend to wander and will explore away from the flock.




  • Generally friendly. Can usually be picked up easily.
  • Excellent layer, with medium sized eggs.
  • May temporarily become broody. - in such cases, hen may become defensive when collecting its eggs!
  • Can be aggressive with other birds.
  • Does not wander too far. 


Whitestar (Leghorn)

  • Nervous, very difficult to catch and definitely do not like being held.
  • Superior layer! With large white eggs on daily basis. - most popular egg layer in the USA.
  • Lays all year, slowing down during winter.
  • Like to wander far! 


Warrens & Isa Browns

  • Annoyingly friendly, will follow you everywhere! Quite happy to be picked up.
  • Best egg layers, with small/medium/large eggs daily. - Typically used on commercial farms.
  • Limited eggs during winter.
  • Extremely greedy! Will try to eat anything. 
  • Generally don't roam too far, but will go anywhere looking for food.