Chicken Boarding

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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 2021

Avian Flu - We can currently take your hens for boarding as we are not in an exclusion zone but the Defra rules may change!  

 

Please be aware if you or ourselves get moved into a restricted zone this will mean there can be no movement of birds and they will not be able to moved from here (in a worst case scenario it could be for months).  We can still take your hens as long as you aware that if this should happen, it will mean they cannot be moved off our premises until restrictions are lifted and that could result in a long stay/bill.  If you would like to talk it over please do contact us.

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, Versele Laga layers pellets or mash, mixed corn and bedding. 

  • Please note there is a minimum charge of £30

Christmas 2021

We keep our rates the same over the Christmas period but there is a minimum stay period as we are closed over Christmas & New Year.

Christmas & New Year Opening

Wednesday 22nd December - Open

Thursday 23rd December - Open

Friday 24th December - Closed

Saturday 25th December - Closed

Sunday 26th December - Closed

Monday 27th December - Closed

Tuesday 28th December - Closed

Wednesday 29th December - Open

Thursday 30th December - Open

Friday 31st December  - Closed

Saturday 1st January - Closed

Sunday 2nd January - Closed

Monday 3rd January - Closed

Tuesday 4th January  - Closed

Wednesday 5th January 2022 - Open

DROP OFF 

 

Wednesday - Saturday the shop is open 10am - 5pm.  Please just come up to the shop when you arrive. If you arrive before 1pm their housing may not be ready, but if you’re happy for them to be housed in large crates until 1pm when their housing will be available, you are welcome to drop them off in the morning.

 

Sunday - Tuesday - Please contact us a day or two before to arrange a time.  This is essential as there will be no-one here on those days to take your hens, someone will come and meet you at the shop.

 

COLLECTION

 

When you drop off we will arrange a collection time.  During busy periods the hens will remain in their house until midday when we will have to move them to large crates with food and water to enable us to prepare the housing for the afternoons arrivals.

 

Wednesday - Saturday - The shop is open 10am - 5pm so please just come up when you arrive.  During busy periods if you arrive after 12pm we may have to move your hens into large crates until you arrive to make way for the afternoons arrivals.

 

Sunday - Tuesday -   If you are collecting Sunday - Tuesday your hens will be boxed up at the time arranged when you dropped them off.  They will be placed in the green pop up tent on the drive just before the time you are due to collect.

We have cctv in the tent and will ensure they are safe until you arrive.

DISCLAIMER - BY BOOKING YOUR HENS IN YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS

We undertake to look after your hens to the very best of our ability and knowledge. We cannot be held responsible for any illness, injury, theft, loss, predator attack or death whilst in our care. Any hens not collected within 7 days of the arranged collection date will automatically become the property of Newland Poultry and will be re-homed. Hens collected after the agreed time may be moved to alternative housing during busy periods. 

If you are collecting Sunday - Tuesday, you are happy for your hens to be boxed and put out at the agreed time for a no contact collection

To book

Please either telephone us or click here for our online booking form. We will email confirmation and full terms and conditions.