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These breeds are sold as fertile hatching eggs, chicks, growers and point of lay hens and cockerels. Chicks are vaccinated against Mareks disease. For help caring for chicks and young hens, please see our rearing guide.
Eggs can be collected during opening hours or sent out by post. Chicks, point of lay hens and cockerels can be collected during opening hours or delivery can be arranged to Tyne & Wear, Teesside and County Durham. This page is updated regularly - please check it for availability of stock! Sorry we do not take reservations.



UPDATED 15 Feb 2015
LARGE FOWL
BARNEVELDER

Characteristics:
Double Laced Barnevelders are beautiful, lovely-natured hens that lay dark brown eggs. They are happy free-ranging or in a run.
Hen colour:
Dark brown with gold markings on feathers
Hen size:
Medium
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
240
Prices:
Chick unsexed from £5 for day old, eggs £1.50 each, point of lay £30, cockerels £10
Barnevelders for sale: Chicks available
Click here to buy Barnevelder fertile hatching eggs


UPDATED 20 Aug 2017   Refresh your browser for latest update



LARGE FOWL

BARNEVELDER
Characteristics: Double Laced Barnevelders are beautiful, lovely-natured hens that lay dark brown eggs. They are happy free-ranging or in a run.
Hen colour:
Dark brown with gold markings on feathers
Hen size:
Medium
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
240
Prices:
Chick unsexed from £5 for day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £30, cockerels £10
Barnevelders for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Barnevelder fertile hatching eggs

BLACKTAIL
Characteristics: Hybrid incorporating Rhode Island Red and Light Sussex, friendly, hardy, happy in run or free range, excellent layers. Used by Waitrose for their free-range eggs!
Hen colour:
Reddish brown with black tail.
Hen size:
Medium
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
300
Prices:
Chick female from £7 for day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £17
Blacktails for sale: Chicks & Point of lay hens available
Click here to buy Blacktail fertile hatching eggs
For how to sex Blacktail Chicks click here

BUFF ORPINGTON
Characteristics: Very large pure breed, friendly, happy in a large run or free range, originally bred for meat but now most are either show birds or pets.
Hen colour:
Buff
Hen size:
Large heavy breed
Egg colour:
Light brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
150
Prices:
Chick unsexed from £7.50 for day old, eggs £3 each, point of lay £40
Buff Orpingtons for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Buff Orpington fertile hatching eggs

CREAM LEGBAR
Characteristics: Pure breed, auto-sexing, light weight, attractive, enjoy free range but fine in a large run, on Rare Breed Survival Trust's At Risk Register. 
Hen colour:
Body grey, chest salmon, hackles cream
Hen size:
Medium
Egg colour:
Blue
Approximate number of eggs per year:
240
Prices:
Chick from £7 for females at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £30, cockerels £10
Cream Legbars for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Cream Legbar fertile hatching eggs
For how to sex Cream Legbar Chicks click here

EXCHEQUER LEGHORN
Characteristics: Pure breed, light weight, very attractive, good layer, prefer free range, rarely go broody, on Rare Breed Survival Trust's At Risk Register
Hen colour: White with black splashes
Hen size:
Small/medium light breed
Egg colour:
White
Approximate number of eggs per year:
260
Prices:
Chick unsexed from £5 for day old, eggs £2 each, layers £30
Exchequer Leghorns for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Exchequer Leghorn fertile hatching eggs

GOLD TOP
Characteristics: Sex-linked hybrid, crest on head, attractive, docile, make excellent broody hens and pets.
Hen colour:
Gold
Hen size:
Small/medium
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
220
Prices:
Chick from £7 for females at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Gold Tops for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Gold Top fertile hatching eggs
For how to sex Gold Top  Chicks click here

LAVENDER ARAUCANA
Characteristics: Rare pure breed, attractive, fine in a run, from top show stock. 
Hen colour:
Lavender
Hen size:
Medium
Egg colour:
Blue
Approximate number of eggs per year:
200
Prices:
Chick from £7.50 for unsexed day old, eggs £3 each, point of lay £40, cockerels £10
Lavender Araucanas for sale: Chicks

Click here to buy Lavender Araucana fertile hatching eggs

RHODE ISLAND RED
Characteristics: Pure breed, old-fashioned farmyard type hen, dual-purpose, docile, prefer free range, good layer.
Hen colour:
Rusty brown
Hen size:
Medium
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
280
Prices:
Chick from £5 for unsexed chicks at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £30, cockerels £10
Rhode Island Reds for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Rhode Island Red fertile hatching eggs

SILKIE
Characteristics: Pure bred, available in various colours, attractive, docile, make excellent broody hens and pets.
Hen colour:
White, black, lavender, blue, partridge
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Light Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
200
Prices:
Chick from £5 unsexed at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £30, cockerels £10
Silkies for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Silkie fertile hatching eggs

SILVER CAMPINE
Characteristics: Rare pure breed, attractive pencilled markings, active hens that prefer free range but OK in a large run. 
Hen colour:
White head and neck with black pencilled body
Hen size:
Small/Medium light breed
Egg colour:
White
Approximate number of eggs per year:
250
Prices:
Chick from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2.50 each, point of lay £30, cockerels £10
Silver Campines for sale: Chicks

Click here to buy Silver Campine fertile hatching eggs

SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE
Characteristics: Rare pure breed, attractive lacing to feathers, enjoy free range but fine in a large run. 
Hen colour:
White with black lacing to feathers
Hen size:
Large heavy breed
Egg colour:
Light brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
200
Prices:
Chick from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2.50 each, point of lay £40, cockerels £10
Silver Laced Wyandottes for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Silver Laced Wyandotte fertile hatching eggs

VORWERK
Characteristics: Rare pure breed, attractive, enjoy free range but fine in a run. 
Hen colour:
Buff with black head, neck and tail
Hen size:
Medium light breed
Egg colour:
Cream
Approximate number of eggs per year:
240
Prices:
Chick from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2.50 each, point of lay £30, cockerels £10
Vorwerks for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Vorwerk fertile hatching eggs

WELSUMMER
Characteristics: Pure breed, attractive, enjoy free range but fine in a run. 
Hen colour:
Partridge (Brown/Gold)
Hen size:
Medium
Egg colour:
Dark Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
240
Prices:
Chick from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £30, cockerels £10
Welsummers for sale: Chicks

Click here to buy Welsummer fertile hatching eggs
For how to sex Welsummer Chicks click here



BANTAMS


BUFF PLYMOUTH ROCK BANTAM
Characteristics: Pure breed, good layer, suitable for runs or free-range.
Hen colour:
Buff
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
200
Prices:
Chicks from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Buff Plymouth Rock bantams for sale: Chicks available
Click to buy Buff Plymouth Rock fertile hatching eggs

CUCKOO MARAN BANTAM
Characteristics: Pure breed, good layer, lovely dark brown eggs, suitable for runs or free-range.
Hen colour:
Black and white
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Dark brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
220
Prices:
Chicks from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Cuckoo Maran bantams for sale: Chicks
Click to buy Cuckoo Maran bantam fertile hatching eggs

GOLD TOP BANTAM
Characteristics: Sex-linked hybrid, crest on head, attractive, docile, make excellent broody hens and pets.
Hen colour:
Gold
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
220
Prices:
Chick from £7 for females at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Gold Top Bantams for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Gold Top bantam fertile hatching eggs
For how to sex Gold Top  Chicks click here

LIGHT SUSSEX BANTAM
Characteristics: Popular pure breed, good layer, suitable for runs or free-range.
Hen colour:
Black and white
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
220
Prices:
Chicks from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Light Sussex bantams for sale: Chicks

Click to buy Light Sussex bantam fertile hatching eggs

PEKIN BANTAM
Characteristics: Pure breed, small, great pets, suitable for runs but need dry area, feathered feet, non-flyers.
Hen colour:
We have Pekins in 3 colours: Lavender, White, Mottled
Hen size:
Very small
Egg colour:
Cream
Approximate number of eggs per year:
200
Prices:
From £5 for unsexed chicks at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25
Pekins bantams for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Pekin Selection hatching eggs

PORCELAIN SABLEPOOT
Characteristics: Pure breed, very small, great pets, suitable for runs but need dry area, feathered feet, non-flyers.
Hen colour:
Porcelain (grey/cream)
Hen size:
Very small
Egg colour:
Cream
Approximate number of eggs per year:
180
Prices:
From £5 for unsexed chicks at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25
Porcelain Sablepoots for sale: Chicks
Click here to buy Porcelain Sablepoot fertile hatching eggs

WYANDOTTE BANTAM                                                                                                              
Characteristics:
Pure breed, available in a variety of colours, friendly, docile, suitable for runs or free-range. The parent stock are from excellent show strains. The chocolate colour is rare as it has only been developed recently; the blacks have a beautiful glossy beetle-sheen to their feathers. The chocolate/creams come in a variety of pretty shades and colours and the barred are a striking black and white hen.
Hen colour:
See above
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Cream/light brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
200
Prices:
Chick from £5 unsexed at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10, trio £50
Wyandotte bantams for sale: Chicks
Click to buy Barred Wyandotte bantam fertile hatching eggs
Click to buy Black Wyandotte bantam fertile hatching eggs


Occasionally we have other breeds of chickens and other types of poultry for sale. Please click on the link below for details:
'Other Poultry'




Barnevelder Hen
Black Tail Hen
Black Tail Hen

CREAM LEGBAR


Characteristics: Pure breed, auto-sexing, light weight, attractive, enjoy free range but fine in a large run, on Rare Breed Survival Trust's At Risk Register. 
Hen colour:
Body grey, chest salmon, hackles cream
Hen size:
Medium
Egg colour:
Blue
Approximate number of eggs per year:
240
Prices:
Chick from £7 for females at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Cream Legbars for sale: Chicks available
Click here to buy Cream Legbar fertile hatching eggs


Buff Orpington

EXCHEQUER LEGHORN  


Characteristics: Pure breed, light weight, very attractive, good layer, prefer free range, rarely go broody, on Rare Breed Survival Trust's At Risk Register
Hen colour: White with black splashes
Hen size:
Small/Medium
Egg colour:
White
Approximate number of eggs per year:
260
Prices:
Chick unsexed from £5 for day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £30, cockerels £10
Exchequer Leghorns for sale: Chicks available
Click here to buy Exchequer Leghorn fertile hatching eggs


GOLD TOP


Characteristics: Sex-linked hybrid, crest on head, attractive, docile, make excellent broody hens and pets.
Hen colour:
Gold
Hen size:
Small/medium
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
220
Prices:
Chick from £7 for females at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Gold Tops for sale: Chicks Available
Click here to buy Gold Top fertile hatching eggs

Cream Legbar Hen
Exchequer Leghorn
New breeds available later this year:
  • Lakenvelder
  • Derbyshire Redcap
  • Lavender Araucana
Derbyshire Redcap

RHODE ISLAND RED


Characteristics: Pure breed, old-fashioned farmyard type hen, dual-purpose, docile, prefer free range, good layer.
Hen colour:
Rusty brown
Hen size:
Medium
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
280
Prices:
Chick from £5 for unsexed chicks at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Rhode Island Reds for sale: Chicks available
Click here to buy Rhode Island Red fertile hatching eggs


Gold Top Hen

SILKIE  


Characteristics: Pure bred, available in various colours, attractive, docile, make excellent broody hens and pets.
Hen colour:
White, black, lavender, blue, partridge
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Light Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
200
Prices:
Chick from £5 unsexed at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Silkies for sale: Chicks available
Click here to buy Silkie fertile hatching eggs


Lavender Araucana Chicken
Lakenvelder Hen

VORWERK


Characteristics: Rare pure breed, attractive, enjoy free range but fine in a run. 
Hen colour:
Buff with black head, neck and tail
Hen size:
Medium light breed
Egg colour:
Cream
Approximate number of eggs per year:
240
Prices:
Chick from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2.50 each, point of lay £30, cockerels £10
Vorwerks for sale: Chicks available
Click here to buy Vorwerk fertile hatching eggs





WELSUMMER 


Characteristics: Pure breed, attractive, enjoy free range but fine in a run. 
Hen colour:
Partridge (Brown/Gold)
Hen size:
Medium
Egg colour:
Dark Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
240
Prices:
Chick from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Welsummers for sale: Chicks available
Click here to buy Welsummer fertile hatching eggs


BANTAMS


BLACK ORPINGTON BANTAM    


Characteristics: Pure breed, docile, non-flyer, suitable for runs or free-range.
Hen colour:
Black
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
180
Prices:
Black chicks from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Orpington bantams for sale: Chicks available
Click to buy Black Orpington bantam fertile hatching eggs


BUFF PLYMOUTH ROCK   


Characteristics: Pure breed, good layer, suitable for runs or free-range.
Hen colour:
Buff
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
200
Prices:
Chicks from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Buff Plymouth Rock bantams for sale: Chicks available
Click to buy Buff Plymouth Rock fertile hatching eggs

PEKIN BANTAM  


Characteristics: Pure breed, small, great pets, suitable for runs but need dry area, feathered feet, non-flyers.
Hen colour:
We have Pekins in 3 colours: Lavender, White, Mottled
Hen size:
Very small
Egg colour:
Cream
Approximate number of eggs per year:
200
Prices:
From £5 for unsexed chicks at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25
Pekins bantams for sale: Chicks available
Click here to buy Pekin Selection hatching eggs



Rhode Island Red Hen
BANTAMS

BLACK ORPINGTON BANTAM    


Characteristics: Pure breed, docile, non-flyer, suitable for runs or free-range.
Hen colour:
Black
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
180
Prices:
Black chicks from £5 for unsexed day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10
Orpington bantams for sale: Chicks available
Click to buy Black Orpington bantam fertile hatching eggs


CHOCOLATE CUCKOO MARAN BANTAM  

Characteristics:
Pure breed, small, suitable for runs or free-range.
Hen colour:
Brown and White Speckled
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Dark Brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
220
Prices:
From £7 for chocolate females at day old, eggs £1.50 each, point of lay £25
Maran bantams for sale: Chicks available
Click here to buy Chocolate Cuckoo Maran hatching eggs

Silkies Hens
Silver Campine Hens

WYANDOTTE BANTAM    

                                                                                                              
Characteristics:
Pure breed, available in a variety of colours, very attractive, docile, suitable for runs or free-range. The parent stock are from excellent show strains. The chocolate colour is very rare as it has only been developed recently; the blacks have a beautiful glossy beetle-sheen to their feathers and the chocolate/creams come in a variety of pretty shades and colours.
Hen colour:
See above
Hen size:
Small
Egg colour:
Cream/light brown
Approximate number of eggs per year:
200
Prices:
Chick from £5 unsexed at day old, eggs £2 each, point of lay £25, cockerels £10, trio £50
Wyandotte bantams for sale: Chicks available
Click to buy Black Wyandotte bantam fertile hatching eggs



Silver Lacer Wyandotte
Vorwerk Chicken
Welsummer
Black Orpington Bantam
Buff Plymouth Rock
Gold Top Bantam
Cuckoo Maran Bantam
LIght Sussex Bantam
Pekin Bantam
White Pekin Bantam
Mottled Pekin
Sablepoot Bantams
Silky Bantams
Black Wyandotte
Barred Wyandotte Bantam
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Directors: A.J.Manchester, M.R.Manchester.



BLACK ROCK (PERMANENTLY UNAVAILABLE - SCROLL UP FOR RHODE ROCK)

The hatchery that produced Black Rock hens has closed. Black Rock is the trademark name for a hybrid, Rhode Island Red crossed with Barred Plymouth Rock.

We sell RHODE ROCKS which are the same hybrid produced by a different hatchery.