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northernengine

  • Joined Nov 2011
Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« on: June 09, 2012, 11:31:20 am »
Hi,
Its time we increased our flock again, so Im looking to buy some more hens.
Im located near Inverness, so anywhere in the Scottish Highlands would be great, so I could collect myself.
We have ISA browns, light sussex, cochin & buff orpington, so would like some different - maybe of the speckly variety!
Our hens are free range pets so Im not looking for expensive show birds.
If you can help please get in touch by mail or Im on 07929 390828
Many thanks

ajayb

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 11:57:57 am »
Have you tried the 'practical poultry' website? They list breeders in Scotland. Hope that helps.


We live in central Scotland and also have trouble finding any kind of reliable supplier of a variety of hens. I've even tried hatching but the eggs didn't seem to travel well and I ended up with only 1 cockerel hatching from 12 eggs so I wouldn't recommend that option!


Wish someone up here would stock Burford Browns  (hybrid dark brown egg layers).


Good luck!

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 12:19:54 pm »
ajayb  :wave:
We're 15 miles west of Glasgow & our eggs have got about an 80% hatch rate.  Cuckoo Marans have dark brown eggs & Barn e Velders lay fairly dark eggs also, but not quite so many per year.  Both fatten quite well too  :yum: ;D
Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry - www.tunkeyherdkunekune.com

allyb

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 11:23:08 pm »
We are in Dunblane and have Speckled and light sussex chicks which will be ready soon and hatching eggs all our own hatched/breed birds and eggs  :)

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2012, 11:46:02 pm »
allyb  :wave:
Any chance of meeting-up at the Dunblane agri show?  My OH would love some Speckled.
 
Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry - www.tunkeyherdkunekune.com

allyb

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2012, 12:05:16 am »
The show fields less than 2 miles from our farm and poss showing at it so thats no problem where are you from  :)

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2012, 12:09:14 am »
Kilbarchan - will be up for the pig showing.
just realised the time  ::)  will pm you tomorrow
  :love: :pig: :love:
Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry - www.tunkeyherdkunekune.com

Mays

  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2012, 08:29:07 am »
ajayb  :wave:
We're 15 miles west of Glasgow & our eggs have got about an 80% hatch rate.  Cuckoo Marans have dark brown eggs & Barn e Velders lay fairly dark eggs also, but not quite so many per year.  Both fatten quite well too  :yum: ;D

I am looking for Cookoo Marans POL? u dont happen to have any for sale do you?

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2012, 02:35:43 pm »
Sorry Mays the last 2 POL went on Friday  :(
We've only got half a dozen month-olds here at the moment (off heat, definately 2 cockerels, 3 pullets + 1?) & 8 x 2 week-olds hatched by 2 broody silkie x, still with them.
We've only got a 20-egg incy & mainly raise for our own use (eggs & meat, for us & the dogs  :yum:  ). A few local folks have the odd few from us though we have occassionaly put some "extras" into Lanark mart, but only if we're going down anyway (helps to cover the petrol).  My OH sells 2/3 trays of eggs in her work each week, that helps to cover the cost of feed.
It'll be a few months before we have any POL available now, I could pm you when any are ready.
Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry - www.tunkeyherdkunekune.com

Victorian Farmer

  • Guest
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2012, 03:48:11 pm »
THIS IS THE WAY TO GO                  http://www.johnstonspoultry.com/black.html                     you can have these 15 and will lay in 2 days best birds we have ever had we have 100 for sale and i do deliver to inverness or a drive to the farm , :wave:

northernengine

  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 07:51:33 pm »
Thanks for al the pointers folks. Found a lady just 15 miles up the road who sold us 7 new hens :o)

Drummournie

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Cawdor - Nairnshire
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2012, 08:36:18 pm »
Care to share her details Norternengine? I am in Inverness too and about to start myself!

Victorian Farmer

  • Guest
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012, 10:35:54 am »
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Drummournie

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Cawdor - Nairnshire
Re: Anyone is Scotland selling hens?
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 09:54:10 pm »
Thanks for those details !!

 

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