Buying hens

Pet Hens

If you are interested in any of my available chicks or hens then thank you! Just drop me a message or contact me via Facebook and we can take it from there. Visits by appointment only.

Things to know:

    • Please note I no longer take reservations – this has proved to be too much trouble! If you are looking for hens, please get in touch when you are able to collect, thank you.


    • Sorry I cannot accept couriers at the moment, as their collection times cannot be confirmed and it can involve waiting in, sometimes even for two days! I am based near Truro in Cornwall.


    • Hens are wormed and treated with Ivermectin spot-on regularly through the year, but they are not vaccinated as I just don’t hatch the numbers to make it viable.


    • I do not sell breeding pairs etc as they would be related (unless I am selling one of my breeding groups). You will need to source an unrelated cockerel to make a healthy breeding group. However if you buy hens and cockerels of different colours then they are not related.


    • If you buy chicks and cannot keep the cockerels then I might be able to take them back for possible rehoming. But I cannot offer a refund for those bought as unsexed chicks.


    • I can sell confirmed silkie pullets that are only a few weeks old because I have them sexed via DNA samples sent to a laboratory. With 99.9% accuracy this is more reliable than ‘wait and see’!


    • I will hatch to order if possible. If you would like me to do so and the hens are laying, I may ask for a deposit to pair together the appropriate birds and incubate their eggs. Please be aware this can take some time (6-7 weeks until hatch day) especially if the birds are not already together – I do not have enough pens for all my colours and breeds so the girls and boys live separately in gangs while they are not breeding. This gives the hens a chance of a rest! The deposit is refundable only if I cannot obtain eggs or hatch the chicks you have asked for. Please note this is not always possible!