Happy Garden Hens - Chickens Breeder in Kent
Chickens for Sale

Chicken Keeping Courses

With our simple and straightforward approach to chicken care, you’ll learn how to keep a flock of happy and productive chickens.  Whatever your wants and needs are, we can fully prepare you.  Our reputation for happy hen keepers has been earned over time – one happy hen at a time.

But don’t take our word for it – check out what our happy hen keepers have to say!

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Just got back from the course that Sally runs on chicken care! What an informative day I have had! There is only so much the internet can do, it doesn’t compare talking and listening to someone who has so much passion and knowledge about our little feathered friends. I feel far more confident and ready for my own chickens now than I did this morning. Sally is a lovely person and the day is well paced and it is definitely worth it.


We have just attended Happy Garden Hens Course today. The course is well organised and Sally is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. An excellent communicator. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of getting chickens. Great lunch too! Thank you for an excellent day.

Jane and family

I’ve got quite a small garden and just wanted a few hens for some eggs. Someone recommended that I speak with Sally and I decided to book onto her Introduction to Keeping Chickens Course. This was very informative and fun! I’m now confident that I will keep healthy and happy hens. I will always buy my hens from her and I know that If I ring her with a question that she will answer. I wholeheartedly recommend Sally's course to anyone wanting to live the good life!


We have had chickens for a few years now, bought from a number of different places, this is without question the best and most professional place I have been. Sally is a wealth of knowledge, the precautions taken against visitors introducing infections is second to none. The hen we bought was in immaculate health and we have had no problems whatsoever. My friend has also bought chicks from Sally and they have also proved to be a great success. I would not buy from anyone else.


I got 5 beautiful hens from Sally and they are all wonderful. They all get on so well and happily roam around their enclosure and the garden. Sally clearly cares very much about chickens as they are all very calm and healthy birds. I can't wait to start getting eggs especially as they will be different shades of blue, green and brown from the breeds I got. Sally is very knowledgeable and also give great advice. Thanks so much!


As first time chicken owners, Sally is great. At first we wanted Hybrids but after talking to Sally we quickly realised that Rare breeds are the way to go and 3 P.O.L (Nia, Bayley and Ember) chickens later we are very happy with the service we received. More then happy to answer any questions before,during and after sale even stupid ones like when were they hatched so we can celebrate their birthday. Would highly recommend her to any future or current owners and wouldn't hesitate to use again (although my other half now wants ducks!)

Shena and family

What an excellent breeder! We turned up to pick up two chickens and Sally spent a lot of care and time showing them to us and giving tips and help. Invaluable to novice chicken owners. Sally checked in on us a day or two later and didn't mind the texts I sent with more questions. 100% recommend and will return when we want the next pair!


Sally, we cannot thank you enough, not just for your beautiful hens, but your endless patience and knowledge and for guiding us expertly through our first experience with "day old Chicks". The care you take with your flock is reflected in the quality of the beautiful happy, healthy girls we now share our Garden with. We have learned such a great deal from you and rest assured you will be our first phone call when we next need some hens.


Sally has been absolutely fantastic from the beginning. Her love for the chickens is evident in the way she cares for them and explains how this care should be continued once they leave her.
It is reassuring to know that Sally is there at the end of the phone if any further advice about the chicks is needed.
Great experience!

Shantelle and family

I am incredibly grateful Sally for offering to help me out of a tricky situation. We had a disastrous hatching rate for incubator eggs leaving one lone chick and were desperate for day old chicks to keep her company. Sally said we could come collect some even though it was East Sunday. You don’t get kinder and more accommodating than that!!


An absolute pleasure to get chickens from this breeder. After getting our first chickens this spring, Sally was more than happy to give any advice we needed we had brought our chicks home. Her bio-security is great and shows that her main goal is to keep the hens safe and healthy. All of our hens are friendly and have great personalities, will definitely be getting more from you next year!!


We bought two Cream Crested Legbar growers from Happy Garden Hens. Sally was very helpful and the hens were in excellent condition. Four months later and the girls are looking beautiful and, more importantly, are very healthy. We would use Happy Garden Hens again.


Sally is great, very knowledgeable and gave us some really helpful advice. We picked up 3 chickens at the end of the summer, a legbar who has such a funny personality and two black Marans who are all very chilled out. They are laying beautiful tasty eggs of varying colours. They were in tip top condition and Sally gave some advice on how to care for them. This was really helpful as these are our first chickens. We have enjoyed them so much we will be back next year for more from Sally.


I went to Sally after adopting 3 ex battery hens, which all sadly died, feeling rather depleted and unsure as to whether I should even continue with the idea of having hens. Her advice was second to none and when I realised she gave courses on hen care I happily signed up. Since doing the course I have purchased 2 beautiful, healthy, sweet natured girls from her and couldn't be happier.


Thank you for your help and advise during my efforts to hatch and rear chicks. You clearly know your subject and the quick response to questions is both reassuring and more importantly, has proved to be correct. The chicks I bought from you have settled well and I look forward to using Happy Garden Hens again.


I couldn't be happier with my hens. Sally was informative and instructive as well as kind and genuine. The hens are beautiful and healthy and are already eating out of the palm of my hand (literally as opposed to figuratively)! Thanks Sally.


We bought three birds from Happy Garden Hens and we were so delighted with them we bought another two. We now have a beautiful, healthy flock admired by neighbours and visitors alike. Sally’s aftercare advice was incredibly helpful and responsive. I cannot recommendation highly enough.


I am really grateful to Sally for her guidance and advice. I thought I didn't want a white chicken but now I understand more about the work she is doing to preserve the Ixworth Happy Garden Hens will be my first port of call for my next chicken.


Got some gorgeous babies from Sally today, super healthy chirping away happily in their new home. Sally couldn't be nicer or more helpful. Thanks so much.


Lovely people, great with advice during and after the purchase and we now have our very own Happy Hens!!


Excellent and very informative session. Invaluable. The course is extremely well organised, Sally is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A fantastic day out would highly recommend. Thank you.

Jane and David

Excellent customer service. Sally has done her homework. Chickens are excellent quality and very well cared for. Highly recommended!


Really well run, friendly and informative. Came intending fo buy five hens - now I know there'll be many more. Many thanks!


We have got two sets of Chicken from here and both times they have been fantastic. Sally is great and is excellent at giving advice and support.


Fantastic service and advice given, I would highly recommend this company I will sure stay in touch. Great service all round.


I am very happy with young lady. She will go out of her way to help you and give you advice on chickens day and night. Really recommend them.


Wonderful place! Caring, ethical company. Offered me helpful advice on keeping Hens. I would thoroughly recommend them.


Lovely lady, beautiful chicks and great advice!! Definitely somewhere i will be returning to! Thank you for all of your help!


Me and my family have had a great experience with Sally of Happy Garden Hens. We came back more than once because the chickens are well raised, the service is friendly and Sally shares her expertise freely. I recommend.


I came across Sally’s website by chance and for a first time hen keeper it was the best stroke of luck I could have had.
My son and I wanted to surprise my wife and two daughters by having a chicken run, coop and four chickens in situ ready for when they came back from a weeks holiday. I explained what I intended doing to Sally who provided input to me throughout the week.
We had a good idea of what we wanted to build, but Sally’s experience and freely given guidance was invaluable. We finished the build a day before their return and Sally was extremely accommodating in having four chickens for us to collect.
Sally showed them to us and evidenced their impeccable condition and health before we left. The surprise was complete and then we needed to best understand how to look after the chickens. For a fee Sally made a house call and spent over two hours with us highlighting all aspects of chicken husbandry, from feeding, security, handling, housing, health plus a lot more.
The course was informative and professionally presented in a very pleasant and relaxed manner. I am confident for a first time hen keeper or someone who wants to know more about how best to look after their chickens, receiving input from Sally will prove to be hugely worthwhile.

Paul and Family