Latest Availabilty and Prices
We are REALLY passionate about poultry at Happy Chicks. A 'happy chick' is brought up differently here to anywhere else. Sarah. working with our vet, personally administers all vaccinations. From the earliest age possible (depending on the time of year, usually 6 weeks) the hens are able to free range at all times. They are all fed ad-lib exactly the feeds they should be at each step of their growth, giving them the best start ensuring a long laying life'
Very importantly all these put together mean we do NOT NEED TO TRIM BEAKS, something only necessary where the hens are kept in stressful unnatural circumstances.
The difference really shows in the hens!!
For an up to date pricelist and availablity just email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject as 'prices' and you will recieve a reply email within the hour with our full availability.
We also have Guinea Fowl, Toulouse Geese, Emden Geese, Turkeys and Peacocks for sale
To order on line please go to our Chickens, ducks, FOR SALE page
Day old Chicks
We always have day olds here please call for more info and what breeds are available at this time
We currently have silkies, lavender aracana, welsummer, maran, polish and cream legbar.
We also have bluebelles, speckledy and blackrocks which we can guarantee are girls!!!
Price start at £6.00
AMBER STAR This bird is a real star, laying around the 320 eggs a year mark. A lovely white bird with red markings, very placid and quite a 'chunky chick.'
Our BLUE Ranger lays around 260 brown eggs a year. She is a very placid, pale grey bird.
A lovely old fashioned style bird, white with black markings around her neck and tail. Lays brown eggs. approximately 260 per year
WHITE STAR This bird is a real star, laying around the 320 eggs a year mark. A lovely white bird with red markings, very placid and quite a 'chunky chick.'
BLACKROCK / RHODE ROCK HENS
The Blackrock is a prolific layer of large to extra large brown eggs. They are docile birds and easy to handle so make wonderful pets. They are ideal for free ranging but can be just as happy kept in a run. They are also very hardy birds and can cope with most weather conditions and are disease resistant.
The Speckledy is a docile, easily handled bird. They are excellent and reliable layers of dark chestnut brown eggs which are usually speckled. The eggshells are particularly strong and the yolks deep yellow. They are well suited to free ranging and enjoy foraging. Their feathers are silky soft and abundant. 300 eggs per year
Marans can be lazy birds. They will get fat very easily if allowed to therefore it is best to keep them as free range as possible to prevent this. Marans are easy to look after and if given the space will be active. They are a disease resistant breed. Marans will produce deep brown eggs and are quite placid in nature.
Welsummer Point of lay hens
The Cream Legbar is a crested chicken which is a true autosexing breed which means that you can tell the sex of the chicks by the colour of the feathers. These hens make the most adorable layers, laying a beautiful GREEN egg!! Average egg numbers are 240-275 a year!
Silkies do tend towards broodiness and make wonderful mothers despite being rather poor layers. They are calm, friendly, trusting and rather lively birds which are unable to fly so can be kept with very low fencing and they also do very little damage to the garden. They begin laying around Christmas when the hen will happily sit on a clutch of eggs and will still go broody even if her eggs are removed! Silkies are frequently used as foster mothers for other hen\'s eggs. They stop laying altogether during the summer months. They don\'t have waterproof feathers so they need to be kept in dry conditions but require little room so can be kept in smaller runs.
Anconas are small attractive birds which are not prone to broodiness. In fact, they are non-sitters and will produce a large number of medium size white eggs. Chicks are vigorous and mature quickly. They are alert, busy little birds and are happiest foraging in the open air. They are not happy kept in confined spaces and they also fly well so high fencing is necessary. With good care and kind treatment, they can become quite trusting and may become tame if handled from a young age. With every moult, the white spots on their plumage become bigger so the older the bird, the whiter the feathering. They are very hardy and a cock will weigh in at around 6lbs while a hen weighs approximately 4Ã‚Â½lbs. They have an average lifespan of around 8 years.
Arauncana chickens originate from South America and are named after the Arauca Indians of Chile. They do not have wattles and the facial feathers are thick with a small crest on the head. The blue green egg is coloured throughout the shell so the inside is as blue as the outside but the hens only really lay during the spring and summer months. Blue and green eggs are most common although colour can range from a greyish or violet blue to a turquoise or greenish blue.
Araucana chicks are strong, fast growers and mature quickly. They do tend towards broodiness and make excellent mothers. They don't mind being kept in a pen but like fresh grass so the coop or ark will need moving on regularly.
The breed is a lively one that prefers to be out and about free ranging most of the time (though we do keep our breeding stock in a small pen and they are very happy!). The birds are very alert and inquisitive. Real Characters!
Polish / Poland Hens
The Poland is an unusual and beautiful bird. They do look rather strange with their big hair do! These are my daughters favorite and are very commical just pottering around the garden. They lay quite a few little white eggs (150 per year) - very tasty!! But egg laying is not their priority in the morning!! They have got their hair to do!
Sorry its not the best picture - i cant go into their pen without them running at me wanting a cuddle!! (Poiish are always next to your feet!) We have many colours of Polish hens please call for details
Beautiful placid small bird. 150 eggs per year. Adorable to watch! Ideal childs friend!
Orpingtons are birds which like to be free range. They have a very strong tendency to go broody and therefore make great mothers.
They are VERY large birds and make excellent pets for children
The Pekin is a very gentle bird. They are good layers of small eggs but are broody, making them great mums. They make excellent pets for children as they are tame. They settle very well and require little space. They tend not to scratch around in flower beds so are good birds to keep in an urban garden. They are normally a robust and long-lived bird that loves company.
We welcome trade enquiries, please contact Richard on 01253 814000
Transport of Hens
Hens travel perfectly well in a car. If you do not have a pet carrier or poultry crate bring a cardboard box or boxes. Hens are like babies and will sleep on the journey home!
If you struggle we do normally have boxes here