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Chickens & Bantams

Alsteirer cock.

Here at Oak Cottage we keep over 60 breeds of pure poultry, large fowl, bantams and egg-laying hybrids.

We ensure all our breeds are kept pure.  They range in size from the gentle giants, the Brahma and the cart horse of the poultry breeds, the Cochin to the smallest like the Dutch, Japanese or Pekin Bantams. We supply experts and complete novices (see our ‘Starter Pack’ below).

We also have egg-laying breeds like the Light Sussex and the Marron.  However, we can also supply very rare breeds like the Scots Dumpy, Bielefielder, Alsteirer and Sulmtaler.

It is likely that we can help you whatever your choice. The birds are available all year round, but if you require a particular type you may have to order.

Dark Brahma hen.

Please note that our birds are pure breeds.  We are a specialist chicken rearer concentrating on quality rather than quantity (we hatch in batches of 100-150 chickens).

CHICKENS - some of our popular breeds

  • Buff Orpingtons
  • Black Orpingtons
  • Dark Brahmas
  • Light Brahmas
  • Buff Brahmas
  • Blue Partridge
  • Cochins - white, buff, black, mottled
  • Sulmtalers
  • Bielefelders
  • Scotts Dumpys
  • Light Sussex
  • Rhode Island Red
  • Welsummers
  • Marans
  • Ancona
  • Araucanas
  • Leghorns and others
  • Wyandottes


  • Speckledy
  • Calderanger
  • Bluebell
  • Blue-egg-laying Bluestars

True Bantams

  • Pekins - nine colours
  • Old Dutch Bantams (2 colours)
  • Belgium Bantam (Barbu d’anvers, Barbu d’uccles)


  • Silver Laced Wyandotte
  • Gold  Laced Wyandotte
  • Buff Orpington
  • Black Orpington
  • Rhode Island Red
  • Light Sussex
  • Maron
  • Welsummer

Most birds are sold at 18 weeks and sexed as hens or cocks.  Contact us for pricing.

We are able to source birds from other suppliers if we don't have them. Birds which are in short supply may have to be ordered and hatched to order.


Buff Colombian Brahma

Silver Spangled Appenzeller.


Bieldefelders lazing in the daffodils.


Salmon Faverolles.

Brahamas on our driveway.

Buff Orpingtons.

Large Fowl Sulmtaler.

Hybrid Chickens




One of the Hen House Garden Company rearing lawns for growing free-range bantams on.

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