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nic99

  • Joined Jul 2011
POL hens for sale - Fife
« on: May 24, 2021, 07:16:13 am »
Mostly marans (copper blacks, blacks & cuckoo), a few light Sussex, leghorns & Plymouth rocks. 18-21 weeks old. Ready to go now. In Balmerino, Fife.


https://www.facebook.com/KirktonFarm/


kirktonfarmrarebreeds@gmail.com


Strong, healthy hens that will lay very well. £30 each. Discount for 10+

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: POL hens for sale - Fife
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 12:26:13 pm »
It's good to see POL hens for sale which have actually been outdoors!  Your hens look healthy and lovely.  I wish we needed more but we have all we need at the moment.  I have noted your details though for when we do need to restock  :thumbsup:
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nic99

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: POL hens for sale - Fife
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 06:27:13 pm »
Thank you, that is very kind. I agree, outdoors on grass is by far the best way to rear them. I was appalled to discover that most pullets for sale to the general public in the UK are shipped over from Europe and are then shipped on to various distributors around the UK via agents. I very much doubt they ever see the outdoors until they arrive in people’s gardens.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: POL hens for sale - Fife
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 07:42:21 pm »
I knew most sellers don't breed their stock themselves, but I hadn't realised the birds were brought in from Europe.  Until the last few years we let our free ranging hens occasionally raise a clutch themselves, but it was a bit hit and miss.  Now we no longer have a cockerel, so we have to buy in replacement stock and it's been difficult with the pandemic.
What is the best time of year to buy hens from you?
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nic99

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: POL hens for sale - Fife
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2021, 09:40:28 am »
I try and have hens available all year round but July up to the end of the year is when I have the biggest variety of breeds available. Just with the nature of the laying season of the pure breeds. Hatching season really kicks off in March.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: POL hens for sale - Fife
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2021, 03:06:41 pm »
Thanks for the reply.  I shall see what I need next year.
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