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23 August 2018

Noddy’s Pure Breeds for chicks, growers & POL in Maidstone

Noddy’s Pure Breeds for chicks, growers & POL in Maidstone

We are a small hobby breeder, based in the quiet village of Tatsfield on the Surrey Kent border, just 10 minutes from junction 5 and 6 of the M25 and 20 minute drive from Maidstone and Maidstone. 15 years ago we brought our daughter four hybrid hens for her birthday, as most of you will know or will soon find out it never stops there and we just got more and more addicted.

We now have 10 different large fowl breeds and 8 different bantams with a few breeds of ducks. All our chicks, growers and POL are from our own breeding stock which can been seen roaming and scratching about as you pass our property, during January our breeding stock are individually penned with the hope of early eggs ready for incubation late January. We normally have chicks, growers and pullets available from March onwards but please check availability on for sale page which is updated weekly.

Noddy’s Pure Breeds for chicks, growers & POL in Maidstone

Noddy’s Pure Breeds for chicks, growers & POL in Maidstone

Do they cost a lot to keep?
No, a sack of layers pellets, mash or mixed corn will cost you between £8 and £10 per sack, if you have get three birds a sack of pellets should last a month. We feed mixed corn or boiled scraps in the afternoon as a treat only.

How long do chickens live?
Around 4-6 years but we have had some that have lived up to 8 years so really it depends on whether they are looked after correctly.

How many eggs will I get?
Orpingtons 175-200
Light Sussex 240-260
Buff and Speckled Sussex 200-220
Rhode Island Red 260-280
Crested Cream Legbars 200-220
Welsummers 200-220
Pekins 180-200 (if they do not go broody)
Light Sussex Bantam 200-220
Silver Appleyard Ducks 160-180
Cayuga Ducks 160-180

I got my chickens home but they have not laid yet?
Please be patient as they need time to settle in, they will lay as soon as they are happy and feel settled.

Do I need to keep a cockerel with my hens for them to lay?
A cockerel will provide you with fertile eggs but he is not needed just for the hen to lay.

I would like to buy some chicks?
Please remember that chicks will need heat until they are fully feathered (approx 6-8 weeks) eat chick crumb then will need to be weaned onto growers pellets.
(please note that some breeds of chicks are sold as unsexed so be warned that some may be cockerels)

How long does it take to hatch an egg?
21 days give or take a few days. (Chickens)
28 days give or take a few days. (Ducks)

I bought some hatching eggs but not many hatched?
This could be one of many reasons from handling to incubation methods so refunds or replacements are not given.

Do I need to bring a box?
Yes please.

Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, please call before you visit, we will then give you specific directions to our property, as we are tucked away down a very secluded country lane.

For more information, please contact us!