Visiting Surrey Poultry during the Bird Flu Lockdown

If you are visiting to buy supplies during the lockdown please don’t wander too much and just one person out of the car.

If you are dropping off or collecting Holiday Pets we will transfer them for you, we are not allowing people around the holiday pet area, if you would like a photo of your pets settled into their accomodation please let us know.

 

During this time we are not able to examine poorly birds but will do our best to help online, please email Caroline at info@surreypoultry.com, if you feel your bird needs a consult then please contact Hunters Lodge Vets on 01483 570782.

Bird Flu Update 24/11/21

Defra have announced that all Poultry must be housed from 29th November😔

So this means that by law you can no longer free range your birds.

All runs must be covered with either tarps or plastic roofing, (netting, however thin, is not acceptable).

Ducks and Hens must be completely separated.

Try to use the same footwear when you are with your birds. Alternatively use a disinfection mat at the entrance of your coop and run with Virkon or a similar virucidal disinfectant.

Don’t let other people wander around your birds.

And don’t feed wild birds in your garden.

For regular updates please like our Facebook page and do message with any problems.

 

 

 

 

Silkies – Limited Stock

Silkies available by appointment only.

To view or reserve please:-

Email Caroline at info@surreypoultry.com

Attach a photo of your coop and run area

and then we’ll let you know available stock and colours.

These girls are 10 months old and fully vaccinated £40 each.

Silkies are gorgeous Fluffy little hens but before you think about having any please consider the following, Silkies are very sensitive and easily bullied especially when they are young they are not suited to a mixed environment with older established hens, they are happy to live with other Silkies, Polands and Pekins, their living area needs to be simple (the Eglu is perfect) and very clean, they should not get wet or damp and they don’t like wind, they are slow to learn and struggle initially with ladders, perches etc, many owners will keep them indoors during very cold, snowy or wet weather.

They lay approx 120 small white eggs seasonally and are natural mothers so they will generally go broody several times a year.

They do make fabulous pets and are happy to be cuddled and will sit comfortably in your lap.

 

 

POL Hybrids – Sold Out

Our Hybrid Hens are all sold now for this year, next delivery March 2022

 The hens will be sold strictly by Appointment Only and do need to be reserved.

If you would like to reserve our girls please:-

  • Email Caroline at info@surreypoultry.com

  • Attach a photo of your Coop and Run

  • Please state Breeds and the amount of hens

Information on our ‘Guide to Keeping Healthy Hens page’ helps with run sizing and enviroment.

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to email.

Caroline and John x

 

 

PLEASE NOTE – when Coops are advertised for sale they state the amount of hens that can sleep in the coop NOT the amount of hens that can be kept in the run! Minimum run area per hen is 1 Square Metre or 3 Square feet.

When you are adding to your flock remember that the new girls will be bullied by the existing flock so if you are adding to your flock you should add the same or more girls than you already have unless you have a completely separate run and coop or you are able to split the pen so that they can get to know each other gradually.

Please worm your new girls with Flubenvet in 6 weeks then 3 monthly, and powder your girls for mites every 4 weeks.

Our Hybrids and Bantams are all Fully Vaccinated.