Free Range Chickens
Free range chickens are selectively bred to produce poultry meat or eggs. We have both types of hens and have fertile eggs available for sale.
Free range traditional table birds
We have Transylvanian Naked Neck hens otherwise known as “turkey vulture” . Naked necks have been selectively bred to produce meat and lay only a few eggs a year. 8 years ago Santa brought a pair of naked necks who were delivered chipping out of eggs in our incubator. Following their arrival they’ve managed to lay about 20 eggs over their lifetime. As you have probably guessed we’ve still got our naked necks and enjoy seeing them wander through the farm yard.
For obvious reasons they are very easy to prepare for the table
Indian game birds being originally bred in Cornwall for meat. Our pair was a gift from a friend. A full grown bird looks fierce and stout, surprisingly they are very quiet and friendly birds. Indian Game birds can become tricky to pick up due to its width. They do need to have low perches and large pop holes to get through.
Our game birds arrived as a gift from friends and needless to say, I don’t expect to see them appear on our table
Free range egg laying hens
We have dozens of hens from egg laying breeds. Some recognised breeds like the Friesian, Isa brown, legbar, others are a home bred breed.
You’re never too young to have a vision and aspire to setting up your own business! Here we have a video clip of Thomas, the young entrepreneur – an educational and entertaining clip – will definitely put a smile on your face at this difficult time!😊 For those of you home-schooling children and looking for some practical ideas to break away from the frustration of desk-work, encourage the children to take some educational videos and share with their teachers!🐔🐔🐥🐥Be sure and check out suggested activities and resources on our new Elevenses with RHET facebook page – some great ideas and loads more in the pipeline!Stay safe everyone!👏
Geplaatst door RHET Dumfries & Galloway Countryside Initiative op Vrijdag 3 april 2020
The aim was to produce a hen which prolifically lays green or blue eggs
Free Range Friesian
The Friesian is an ancient breed of chicken from Friesland in the Netherlands We love our ever expanding flock of Friesians since they lay perfectly white eggs, are very self sufficient and excellent mothers.
Friesians like nothing better than to roost up in the rafters and can often be spotted up a tree, laying eggs on the wall head or exploring fields away from the steading looking for exciting new food. They really are an interesting bird to keep
Thanks to laying blue coloured eggs, the Cream Legbar is the most popular autosexing Legbar seen today. It is well-known that genetically, these birds obtained this
trait from the Araucana. The photo is of our Legbar cockerel, “Charles II”
The favourite …………….
These “brown hens” may be perceived as boring but the reality is far from this, they are absolute favourite, not because they lay lots of eggs, but because they are such characters………
The photos say it all……
Why not buy some of our eggs