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Our recent customers may have noticed some of our pens are suffering in the winter weather. We're sure some of you are struggling with the mud too! Today we finally gave in and moved our hybrid ladies indoors as a temporary measure, to keep them clean and dry. We have also started to treat our muddy pens with Poultry Care ground sanitiser. This has proved to be a great way to dry up the sticky mud and start the pens' recovery for spring.

We now stock Poultry Care and Nettex sanitiser products for indoor and outdoor use in our shop. We have 500g, 5kg and 10kg options for a small or large flock.

Bring on spring!


    Friday, May 22, 2020

    We are now open 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Monday (closed on Tuesday)

    For anyone looking to breed poultry, we have a selection of breeding pairs of pure breeds (male and female) for £70. Breeds include Large Fowl: Brahmas, Orpingtons, Vorwerk, Cream Legbar, Barnevelder, and Bantam: Appenzeller, Thuringian, Wyandotte, Silke, Sablepoot, Araucana and Brahma

    For anyone wanting hybrids or pure breed hens please e-maiil to and we will inform you when the hens are ready to collect. Please specify whether you are looking for hybrids or pure breeds or both. At the moment, we don't have any hybrids for sale. This is due to the extremely high demand for poultry in the UK at the moment


    Wednesday, May 13, 2020


    In line with the Government announcement on Sunday 10th May 2020, Garden Centres in the UK are allowed to re-open. So as of Wednesday 13th May 2020, Pear Tree Poultry will also be open (shop only) with restricted hours from Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays & Tuesdays) until further notice for essential supplies (feed, bedding, cleaning and health products, etc).


    Livestock will not yet be available to purchase. Further updates on Livestock availability will be posted as soon as available. (Livestock refers to hybrid and pure breed hens and ducks etc)


    Only 1 customer will be allowed on the site at any on time, and customers are required to remain at the entrance point for a member of staff to allow them into the shop.


    Visiting cars are asked to park facing the Marina boundary (on the same side is the infamous tornado fuel tank!) to allow any necessary queueing on the entrance side under social distancing regulations.





    Thursday, April 30, 2020

    I am currently having to respond to hundreds of phone calls, text messages, e-mails and Facebook postings,all enquiring if we are open, when we will re-open, what hens we have, and when will we have any to sell. So I thought, I would send one of my many replies to try to explain the current situation and perhaps prevent the volume of enquiries that I and probably other poultry suppliers are having to deal with. Here is a sample of a reply I have sent recently:

    "Our site (Barton Grange Garden Centre) is currently closed to the public due to the Coronavirus restrictions. We currentty have NO hybrid hens available and we are currently unable to move more hens onto the site, In fact, there is something of a shortage of hens nationally as many poultry suppliers like ourselves all over the country have been unable to meet the unexpected demand for hens. The problem is that the hatcheries that supply hybrid hens to us obviously could not have predicted this demand and will be unable to produce more hens quickly, To provide a sort of an analogy, there was/is a national shortage of toilet rolls with shops being out of stock as people suddenly changed their buying patterns and started stockpiling. However, the production of more toilet rolls is a relatively quick process to re-stock the shelves, However if you apply the same situation to hens, you cannot just produce more hens, it takes more than 6 months to hatch and raise a point of lay hen from an egg. So supply currently cannot meet the demand. Also when restrictions are eventually lifted, all poultry suppliers will be clambering for insufficient hens to try to meet the demand. However, it is hoped that we will eventually be able to return to some normality."

    If anyone needs essential supplies for their hens eg feed, bedding, etc,please ring on 07808 661873 to arrange collection.

    For updates, please check our Facebook and Website pages for updates when we will be back open to the public and when we will have more hens available. STAY SAFE at all times

  • Government Announcement 23rd March 2020

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Further to the government announcement tonight issuing a nationwide lock down it is our understanding that we will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.


  • Notifice to our customers re:Coronavirus outbreak

    Sunday, March 22, 2020

    Apologies for any delays in answering facebook postings or telephone calls over the last few days due to the high demand of calls, postings, e-mails and customers visiting the site to purchase hens and products.
    We have introduced some restriction of access on our site, allowing only 1 customer or customer group into the shop at a time. When visiting, please wait to be called into the shop by the entrance gate in reasonable distance from other customers and in an orderly manner.
    Unfortunately, no access is allowed onto the site to view the birds. Staff are on hand to bring the birds to the shop.
    We appreciate your understanding to protect both staff and all visitors during this difficult period.


  • Spring & Summer Opening Times

    Monday, March 02, 2020

    Spring & Summer Opening Times now apply from 1st March 2020 to 31st October 2020:


    Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

    Sunday 10am to 4pm


    Sunday, November 24, 2019

    We have the following Pure Breeds for sale in Pairs (1 Male & 1 Female). All this years stock, perfect for breeding in 2020. £60 per pair :
    White Silkie, Black Silkie, Blue Gold Silkie
    Silver Pencilled Wyandotte, Buff Wyandotte, Silver Spangled Wyandotte, Blue Laced Wyandotte
    Silver Thuringian
    Lavender Araucana
    Black Orpington, Lavender Orpington
    Dark Brahma, Blue Partridge Brahma
    Lemon Millefleur Sablepoot, Silver Spangled Sablepoot
    Lemon Cuckoo Pekin

    White Wyandotte, Silver Laced Wyandotte,
    Gold Laced Barnevelder, Blue Laced Barnevelder, Silver Laced Barnevelder (All double laced)
    Cream Legbar
    Isobella Brahma, Lemon Pyle Brahma, Blue Brahma
    Buff Orpington, Gold Laced Orpington
    Niederrheiner (rare breed)

    HENS ONLY (no male) £45 each
    Black Appenzeller, Silver Campine, Gold Campine
    Gold Laced Polish, Chamois Polish, Black Araucana

    DUCKS Pairs (male & female) £60 each
    White Indian Runner Duck, Fawn & White Indian Runner Duck, Black Bibbed Call Duck, Trout (Mallard) Call Duck, White Call Duck


  • Winter Opening Times & Xmas/New Year

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Please note Winter Opening times are now in operation. Monday to Saturday (Sundays as normal 10am to 4pm)

    November 10am to 4.30pm

    December 10am to 4pm

    January 10am to 4pm

    February 10am to 4.30pm

    WE ARE CLOSED XMAS DAY(25th December) BOXING DAY (26th December) & NEW YEARS DAY (1st January) ONLY.


    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to ALL our customers


    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    We have 23 types of our Hybrid hens now in stock : Rhode Star, Black Rhode Rock, Bluebelle, Daisybelle, Amber, Buff Barred, Speckledy, Calder Ranger, White Star, Partridge Leghorn, Partridge, Rhode Red, Barred Sussex, Partridge Sussex, Lavender Link, Blue Splash, Buff Susex, Gold Speckeldy, Mottled Leghorn, Sussex. All at £18 each and also coloured egg laying Hybrid hens Barton Brown (dark brown egg various colours of hens, Maran based), Barton Blue (blue/green egg layer various colours of hens, Legbar based) and Barton Green (green egg layer Araucana based) at £20 each