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Ideal if you are a first time keeper

Find the right hen for you

If you are new to poultry keeping, we have a range of hybrid hens which are easy to care for and perfect for an initial flock. All our Hybrid pullets are vaccinated against major poultry diseases and variant strains and are reared to a comprehensive programme which meets DEFRA’s criteria. They also come with our guarantee which offers a 28-day replacement or full refund on birds over the age of 16 weeks.

This page shows the variety of birds we normally have in stock, however, if you are making a special journey to us for a particularly breed, we recommend you call us first to avoid disappointment.

Amber Star Hybrid

Amber Star

  • Docile and good natured
  • Ideal back garden pet
  • Ideal to mix with Rangers
  • Good first-time hen and suitable for children
  • One of best laying hens we sell – up to 330 eggs in first year
Ranger Hybrid

Ranger

  • Quintessential backyard chicken
  • Docile, good natured.
  • Ideal back garden pet, can be mixed with Amber Stars
  • Good first-time hen, ideal for families due to friendly nature
  • Up to 330 eggs in first year
Rhode Rock Hybrid

Rhode Rock

  • Rhode Island Red / Barred Plymouth Rock Hybrid
  • Lustrous black plumage, petrol coloured sheen. Gold on head and throat and sometimes through to tail
  • Good, docile temperament. Suitable for first-time keepers. Hardy Bird
  • 300+ light brown eggs in first year
Golden Speckled Hybrid

Golden Speckled

  • Rhode Island Red/Maran hen
  • Stunning speckled plumage
  • Docile and good natured
  • A very good first-time hen, suitable for children
  • 300 large cream coloured eggs per year
Colombian Blacktail Hybrid Poultry Centre Towcester

Colombian Hen

  • Rhode Island Red / Light Sussex Hybrid Hen
  • Chestnut coloured plumage with black tips to tails and black flashes in wings
  • Docile
  • Hardy and adapts well
  • Up to 300 brown eggs in first year
Cou Cou Hybrid Bird

Cou Cou

  • Classic French utility hybrid cross based on Cuckcoo Maran
  • Large bird, attractive speckled plumage, occasionally with feathered legs
  • Alert and intelligent
  • 260-280 medium honey coloured eggs a year (more likely darker eggs if feathered legs)
Hybrid Dark Egg Layer

Devon Bronze

  • Many have feathered legs similar to French Maran
  • Generally quiet and docile, but quite active
  • Suitable to free range or in a coop
  • 200+ dark brown eggs each year
Hybrid Blue Egg Layers

Devon Blue

  • Hybrid Hen with Araucana and Leghorn blood, often have a tuft of crest on their heads
  • Bright and alert, easily tamed
  • Suitable for free range or coop and run
  • Good layers. 280 blue/green eggs per year

Blue Hens

  • Copper Maran/Barred Plymouth Rock Hybrid Hen
  • Large, hardy bird with very attractive plumage
  • Friendly and docile
  • Suitable for domestic or free range
  • Good back garden breed
  • 290 rose tinged brown eggs in first year

Light Sussex

  • Traditional style white bird with black hackle feathers around the neck and on the tail
  • Generally a nice quiet hen, easily mixed with other varieties if purchased at the same time
  • Capable of laying approximately 290 light to mid brown eggs per year
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Sussex Rock (Pied)

  • Created over a decade ago in Sussex, England
  • Attractive medium sized, black bird with silver hackle feathers around the around the neck and on the tail
  • Will adapt to free range or confinement. Good foragers
  • Capable of laying approximately 300 light to mid brown eggs per year
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Speckledy Maran

  • Traditional farmyard ‘speckled’ hen. Modern hybrid based on the traditional Speckledy Maran hen
  • Pretty dark grey plumage that is speckled with silvery white
  • Lovely natured birds
  • Prolific layers and are capable of producing 300 brown eggs which are usually speckled

Splash Maran

  • Originating in France in the town of Marans. Well know traditional breed
  • Very attractive light grey hen with darker grey/blue flecks throughout
  • 290+ light brown eggs per year
Partridge Leghorn Poultry Centre Towcester

Leghorns

    • Mottled, Silver Duckwing, Partridge, White
    • Small sized, athletic, hardy, non-sitters
    • Vigorous, quick and alert birds
    • More suitable for confinement. Like to roost in trees
    • Prolific layer, capable of laying 300 cream/white eggs per year

Everything you need to keep your birds safe & healthy

To house your birds and keep them safe, we have a great selection of coops, both wooden and plastic, suitable for differing numbers of birds. We also stock feed, health supplements and all necessary accessories.

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See why our customers love the Poultry Centre

Friendly and great for advice if needed!
Aimee Armstrong
Aimee Armstrong
11:58 08 Sep 20
Good place for poultry shopping
Niaz Chowdhury
Niaz Chowdhury
18:15 17 Feb 20
Fantastic knowledgeable assistance, nothing seems to be too much trouble very friendly, the hens we bought seems to be very healthy and happy hens.
Steve Dransfield
Steve Dransfield
16:27 03 Oct 19
loved it
Christine Garland
Christine Garland
15:08 29 Sep 19
Excellent place to visit if you keep poultry, range of food and birds is very good
Stuart Coull
Stuart Coull
08:50 15 Sep 19
Good place for buying poultry
Owen de'ath
Owen de'ath
18:44 13 Sep 19
Lots of lovely chickens and ducks to choose from. They also have quail and Guinea fowl. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff throughout.
Mandy Taylor
Mandy Taylor
19:38 05 Jul 19
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Happy to offer advise and help.
Gavin Damon
Gavin Damon
23:21 15 Jan 19
Knowegable staff and a huge selection to choose from!
Lisa Damon
Lisa Damon
08:37 23 Dec 18
We had great fun choosing our new hens, really helpful team and great advice, thanks to John and Maisie! 🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔
Sharon Law
Sharon Law
09:33 24 Nov 18
Wonderful garden and poultry centre. We recently went here to buy two ducks and two chickens. The staff member we spoke to was incredibly knowledgeable and seemed very passionate about his job. It was a great experience and will be going back again soon to say "hi" and buy some more poultry feed. The cafe is lovely and we enjoy eating there, though the wait time can be a little uncomfortable for the kids if you go at a busy period.
Lynne Davies
Lynne Davies
19:26 05 Oct 18
Good for chicken keeping
Duncan Harrison
Duncan Harrison
10:57 21 Sep 18
Amazing place
richard elsworth
richard elsworth
08:59 11 Sep 18
We went to have a look around after moving to the area. 6 months later we have over 30 chickens and ducks. Staff are brilliant and friendly.
Craig Smith
Craig Smith
13:46 01 Sep 18
My wife and I went there knowing nothing and left with four beautiful chickens and the kit and knowledge that we needed to keep chickens.We can't praise this establishment enough. BRILLIANT.
Steven Parker-Routh
Steven Parker-Routh
19:49 26 Jul 18
Amazingly helpful staff who are very k knowledgeable
GnT Lovell
GnT Lovell
12:59 23 Jun 18
Great place, great people running it.
Simone
Simone
13:51 27 May 18
Very good place to visit
Martin Hallam
Martin Hallam
11:30 26 May 18
Have brought all our chickens from them. Friendly helpful staff
Andy Sammons
Andy Sammons
21:08 18 May 18
Really knowledgeable staff and very friendly
Olaf Nixon
Olaf Nixon
08:40 19 Mar 17
Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Minty Maynard
Minty Maynard
13:15 22 Dec 15

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