About Us

,Black Copper Maran Hen

Family Run Business

It is very important to us that our chickens live long, happy and healthy lives.  Therefore, we both encourage and practice the responsible care for and breeding of chickens, from our family small-holding near Maidstone in Kent.

It is very sad to see the conditions in which some birds are bred, raised and kept. After visiting a terrible farm, in 2013, we decided to rear chickens as they should be reared!  The health and happiness of our chickens is the top priority.

Our chickens are always:

– Bred from healthy, entirely un-related parent-stock
– Raised in spacious, fully predator-proof enclosures
– Housed in spacious, suitable plastic coops
– Fed quality, appropriate feeds and the odd, delicious, treat!
– Kept within a closed-flock

Furthermore, it is also very important to us that we offer unlimited advice and support to everyone and anyone with an interest in keeping hens. In Detling Village Hall, we run short and informative courses for the first-time flock owner.  This course fully prepares you for the arrival of your feathered friends!

We also promote the survival of Rare British Breeds and are very proud to breed both the Cream Crested Legbar and the Ixworth.

Finally, we practice strict bio-security and this is essential for the protection of both my flock and for everyone who visits us.  Visits and collections are by appointment only.