It is nice to be able to select your own hens from a pen, however, by choosing to stay in your immediate area you limit your choices and by buying from a small back garden set up you most likely won’t get vaccinated, guaranteed female or even fully healthy hens. We offer a higher level of quality and have raised the welfare standards of back garden poultry across the whole of the U.K. Why should you sacrifice quality due to your location?!

We have been there ourselves and there is nothing more heart-breaking than travelling for hours with the promise of lovely birds to arrive at a grotty back garden or farm and be shown unhealthy, skinny, sneezing hens with mycoplasma, scaly leg and mites!

Some of you as first-time keepers may not be aware of such issues and buy what you believe are healthy hens to then get them home and have them die or present illness, to then find your ‘breeder’ tells you tough luck and that’s the end of it!

Pipinchick Poultry are the leading supplier of pure and rare breed hens, we were the first in the U.K. to rear these types of breeds in the numbers we do and as such we have developed our own unique way of rearing that is gentle, sympathetic to each breed and as close to nature as it can be. We love each and every hen that we rear and put our heart and soul into raising them and by limiting farm visits we have found the hens are calmer, happier and live in a stress-free environment, without the constant anxiety of being selected per customer they live longer, have less behavioural issues and make better pets and back garden chickens.

This extra level of care shows in the final hen, they are friendly, healthy, sweet birds.

We never send any hens that are not old enough or strong enough for their journey, we have a 5-star reputation that we are very proud of, but more than that we care for the chickens and would not want them to endure suffering at all in any way.

As such, we guarantee 100% vaccinated, heathy and happy hens delivered to your door, we have a 10 day no quibble return policy, if any hen delivered shows signs of illness within the first 10 days of arrival we will help to resolve the issue or in a serious case we will come and collect the hen and replace or refund you. Please ensure if you do have a hen that is showing signs of illness or stress that you let us know immediately.

We will not be liable for any medical or vet bills unless prior agreed with our team.

Birds are selected by us as per your order, you can buy direct from our online shop or if you have some further questions prior to buying our lovely team are available to answer any questions and take your order via the phone or over emails. We have never had a disappointed customer on arrival, our pictures show an overall standard of each breed and most of the feedback we receive on delivery is that their hens look better than they expected. You can have your birds picked to your specification, let our team know if you want larger pomp poms, friendly or gentle characters, different colourings, clipped wing tips etc… we will be happy to select based on your wishes.

We usually offer 2-3 delivery days per week during the spring and summer months.

During winter we can usually offer 1-2 delivery days per week up until December when we slow down to 1-2 per 2 weeks. Delivery is usually within 14 days of your purchase, we will contact you by email after you make your purchase to offer a delivery date. 

We can deliver to anywhere in the mainland U.K. apart from north Scotland.

Sadly, we cannot deliver off the mainland or to Northern Ireland.

Although we are not open to the public and run a closed rearing site we do offer collections.

We have various collection points around the U.K. Simply select which one you would like at checkout. Our farm local collection point BS40 6AX collections will be by appointment and we will arrange this with you after your purchase, for our other collection points they are at set locations on set days, all will be offered at checkout, simply select which option is best for you. There are small charges for collections to cover boxes, vans, drivers and fuel.

Poultry delivery is a flat rate per order as below:

Within 15 miles of BS40 6AX £3.00

For the rest of mainland England and Wales £60

Scotland (nothing north of Perth) £84 

Sadly, we cannot deliver off the mainland or to Northern Ireland.

We are happy to deliver 1-100 chickens it’s entirely up to you, there is no extra charge for additional boxes, our delivery rate is a flat rate per order regardless of how many hens you have ordered.

All the hens are transported in our bespoke card boxes, these are made by us using long slits in the boxes instead of holes and this allows for better air flow through the boxes. We have multiple box sizes for the different breeds, we ensure that the boxes are not over packed and hens are free to move around, we are also conscious of compatibility when packing and will use more boxes if needed to ensure the hens are safe. We do not charge you for extra boxes, you pay a flat rate. We line every box first with absorbent chick paper, then with a generous layer of either wood shavings or Dengi Fresh-bed, this ensures your hens stay dry and clean, for longer journeys we infuse this bedding with lavender buds which help keep the hens relaxed and calm. We offer chopped water melon on their journey to keep them hydrated and will give them pellet feed to ensure they don’t get hungry. 

We endeavour to have chickens from our farm to your door in no more than 8 hours, we ensure hens are very well cared for on their journey and our expert chicken team are always on and for any problems.