Vorwerk / £25 per hen


The Vorwerk chicken was developed in Germany in 1900 by Oskar Vorwerk, a poultry breeder.


Vorwerk chickens are not timid birds, they are active and alert. They are a medium sized bird and can survive on smaller rations.


The claim to fame for the Vorwerk, is that they are the only chicken to share their name with a household appliance, a vacuum cleaner. The Vorwerk chicken is a good bird for the domestic keeper, but they can fly.


Egg Productivity up to 170 per year

Egg Size Medium

Egg Colour Light Brown


Vorwerk Chicken
Golden Laced Orpington Bantam

Golden Laced Orpington Bantam / £25 per hen


The original Black Orpington was bred by William Cook in 1886 by crossing Minorcas, Langshans and Plymouth Rocks to create a new hybrid bird.


Their large size and soft appearance together with their rich colour and gentle contours make them very attractive. It's popularity has grown as a show bird rather than a utility breed. Although rather heavy, they are able to fly small distances but rarely do, so they work well as garden birds as well as pets.


Egg Productivity up to 200 per year

Egg Size Medium - Large

Egg Colour Light Brown

Barnevelder / £25 per hen


The Barnevelder (Or Barnvelder) is a medium heavy breed of chicken, named after the Dutch town of Barneveld. It is a cross of 19th century Dutch landrace chickens with Asian breeds imported to Europe in the mid-late 19th century such as the Brahma, Cochin, Croad Langshan and Malay.


They are medium heavy dual-purpose chickens, laying a good number of eggs but also yielding a reasonable carcass. They are hardy birds and good foragers. They are good winter layers and have a quiet disposition.


Egg Productivity up to 200 per year

Egg Size Medium

Egg Colour Brown

Barnevelder Hen
Lemon Millefleur Sablepoot

Lemon Millefleur Sablepoot / £25 per hen


Also called The Booted Bantam the name is derived from the bird's extravagant feathering on the feet and hock joints, which are called vulture hocks or "sabels" in Dutch. With no large fowl counterpart from which it was miniaturized, the Booted is one of the true bantams


Long kept as pets in addition to being shown, Millefleur Sablepoot are usually friendly and calm. They are good foragers, and are said to do less damage to garden plants because of their heavily feathered feet.


Egg Productivity up to 180 per year

Egg Size Small

Egg Colour White

Silkie / £25 per hen


The Silkie (Or Silky) is a breed of chicken named for its fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as dark blue flesh and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, whereas most chickens only have four.


Silkie plumage is unique among chicken breeds, though there are growing efforts to standardised silkie feathered varieties in other breeds such as Chabo. It has been compared to silk, and to fur. Their feathers lack functioning barbicels, and are thus similar to down on other birds and leave Silkies unable to fly. The overall result is a soft, fluffy appearance


Egg Productivity up to 120 per year

Egg Size Medium

Egg Colour Cream

Silke Bantam
Hybrid hens

Hybrid Hens / £12.50 per hen


We also have a range of hybrid chickens including Millefleur Sablepoot crossed with Silkie. Please give us a call or visit one of our social networking pages for the most up to date information.

Social Networking

Contact Us

2 Merrion Farm Cottages

Bines Green
Partridge Green

RH13 8EH



075131 73133



All rights reserved 2013 Pete's Henporium / Web design by CDM Graphics