Keeping hens for 5p a day and producing eggs for FREE  
Recent surveys have shown that basic everyday grocery item prices are rising faster than ever, overall at least 12% in the last 12 months. Eggs for example have risen 39% over the last 12 months. One effect of this is in the dramatic increase in families starting to keep their own chickens, usually between 4-6 birds in their gardens. We feel this is partly Click here to read more..

How many Eggs can we expect from each Chicken?
Useful information When choosing your chicken it is always a person choice between how it looks and the number of eggs you can get. On the site you will pictures and other information. Here you can see how productive the birds are. Breed Number of eggs per yea Click here to read more..

Chick Chick Chick Chicken trivia ..  
You can literally hypnotize a chicken by holding it and drawing a line in the dirt over and over. The chicken will stay still right there as long as you do this. • Colonel Sanders (the Kentucky Fried Chicken guy in the white suit) was the second most recognized public figure in the world in 1979. • Did you know that some breeds of chickens can lay coloured eggs? Sure enough, th Click here to read more..

Fact Sheet 2  
•Chickens are the subject of the 2002 popular film Chicken Run which is the hilarious story of a group of Chickens who escape from their coop before their own makes them into Chicken pies! •Chickens are able to communicate with their mother whilst still in the egg and she with them. They can hear their mother's vocalisations and understand them after they are born. •In 2007, Click here to read more..

Chickens in Culture!
    •Chickens are good mothers In Ancient Rome  the term "You were raised by a hen", was considered a compliment. As is a similar expression  "Mother hen", which implies a chicken is a good mother as is the reference in the bible in Matthew Click here to read more..

Fact Sheet 1
 • There are at least two hundred breeds and variations of domestic chickens on record, most though are extinct or rare.   •There are more chickens on earth than there are people, over three billion in china al Click here to read more..

What gives my egg its colour?  
  Colour of the yolk:   Yolk colour is dependent on the diet of the hen; if the diet contains yellow/orange plant pigments known as xanthophylls, then they are deposited in the yolk, colouring it. A colourless diet can produce an almost colourless yolk. Farmers may enhance yolk colour with artificial pigments, or with natural supplements rich in lutein (marigold extracts are a popular Click here to read more..

How to tell if an egg is fresh....  
  How to tell if an egg is fresh:   Place the egg into a bowl of cold water. The water level should be deeper than the egg's length. Observe what the egg does. Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the bowl and lie on their sides. Slightly older eggs (about one week) will lie on the bottom but bob slightly. If the egg balances on its smallest end, with the large end reaching Click here to read more..

Photo Competiton T and Cs  
  1. The promoter is: Taylor Made Poultry Ltd. 2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. 3. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are available via our Facebook page. 4. Closing date for entry will be 31 October 2014. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted. 5. No responsibility can be accept Click here to read more..

Our Advantage Card
 Taylor Made Poultry Advantage Card Start saving with our Advantage Card - the savings start the day you sign up. As a member you will benefit from the following! Up to 10% discount on selected lines, (This includes food, treats, feeders/ drinkers, treatments, housing and any hens.)*    10% off hen boarding   Click here to read more..

Returns Unless faulty, we do not offer a return service for items sold in the shop. We sell our hens with a week guarantee against health problems or 2 weeks if you’re an advantage card member. If you have concerns about your hens please let us know as soon as you can. We are happy to issue a credit note or exchange hens (like for like breeds) that appear to be in poor h Click here to read more..