We started offering our chicken boarding service in Malvern in 2007 so are pleased to say we now have plenty of experience! We have Omlet Eglu's, Go's and Cubes, so your chickens can stay in luxury and comfort.
Whilst we know the best scenario is to always keep your chickens in the comfort of their own home, this is not always realistic, so over the years we feel we have perfected the most stress free, safe alternative for your chickens. We only use the Omlet housing for our chicken sitting as the houses can be thoroughly scrubbed and disinfected, don't harbour red mite and offer superb protection from predators.
We have a choice of housing depending on how many chickens you have. We have Omlet Eglu's and Go's with run extensions that will house a maximum of 4 medium birds, and we have Omlet Cube's with run extensions that will house up to 10 chickens.
Our Chicken Boarding service offers:
A safe, trustworthy, very experienced home where we can quickly spot and treat any problems should they arise.
Spotlessly clean plastic Eglu housing, dismantled and jet washed before every visit and sprayed with disinfectant and mite killer. The smooth surfaces of the housing ensure there is nowhere for mites or bugs to hide from our rigorous cleaning. We don't use wooden chicken houses as they cannot be effectively cleaned.
Our hen holiday homes are located in a large paddock overlooked by our house but with no public access and away from all other chickens. There is always a very wide gap between houses, reducing stress for your chooks as they won't be anywhere near strange chickens.
The ground is treated with a disinfectant between guests to kill off any 'nasties' and prevent cross infection, additionally, houses are set in rows and moved in sequence meaning your hens will not be on ground that other hens have used for at least 6 weeks (usually twice as long). Grass is regularly mown so the hens never have access to crop binding long stalks.
Garvo or Versele Laga Layers pellets or mash included, or if you prefer your hens to have their usual feed or a special diet please bring it along and we will stick with your routine.
We will collect and store any eggs laid by your birds for you to take home.
Droppings removed regularly from the housing, and fresh bedding laid.
Fully insulated, but well ventilated Omlet housing so the chickens will not become too hot or cold.
All hens will be thoroughly checked over with you on arrival to ensure they are returned to you in good condition.
Chickens will be locked inside the Omlet house overnight for safety & let out again in the morning.
Very fox resistant, large safe run for your hens only - we would never consider mixing groups of hens.
All our Omlet Eglu's have a 1m run extension fitted, giving a total run length of 3 metre's. Full length Omlet waterproof covers are now fitted on every run to keep your hens dry and give them shelter from the wind and sun, additionally this makes them feel more secure as the covers overhead make them feel safe.
Runs will be moved onto fresh ground very regularly.
Our Omlet Cube's have an additional 1m run extension fitted to the standard 2m Cube run.
We live on-site and our whole property is covered by farm alarms, comprehensive CCTV and patrolled by four dogs (who are very chicken friendly!) to keep your chooks safe and secure.
Our Chicken Sitting rates - Jan 2019
Rates are PER COOP, per night (not per bird).
Eglu & run - Houses up to 4 chickens - £7 per night
Cube & run - For 5-7 chickens - £9 per night
Cube & run - For 8-10 chickens - £11 per night.
All above prices include 20% VAT, Garvo or Versele Laga layers pellets or mash, mixed corn and bedding.
Please note there is a minimum charge of £25.
We ask for a £20 deposit at the time of booking. This is non-refundable with less than 4 weeks notice.
Boarding Collection and Drop Off Times
Our summer and winter hours vary and if you are booking during our low season hours we are usually closed Sunday - Tuesday. However, we can be available betwen 9-10am for collection and drop off on a Monday or Tuesday and sometimes for an hour later in the day.
Monday - 9-10am - For both collection and drop off (when Closed)
Tuesday - 9-10am - For both collection and drop off (when Closed)
Wednesday - As per opening hours
Thursday - As per opening hours
Friday - As per opening hours
Saturday - As per opening hours
Sunday - As per opening hours (usually open Sunday's during spring/summer only).
Full chicken boarding terms will be emailed upon confirmation of booking.
Please either telephone us or click here for our online booking form. We will email confirmation and full terms and conditions.