Suzie Baldwin will be on Channel 5 this Saturday morning

Chicken expert Suzie Baldwin will be on Channel 5’s “The Saturday Show” this weekend. The show is on Saturday 26th March from 9:30am till 11.30am.

Matt Barbet and Gaby Roslin will be joined by celebrity guests to discuss the hot topics.

This week Suzie will be on the show with with Tony Hadley, of 80’s Group  Spandau Ballet, and other pop stars and actresses with some of Hollywater Hens’ chicks and chickens.

Tune in to hear get some tips on chicken keeping.



Hollywater Hens Shop Sign

Easter Opening

Spring is here and Hollywater Hens has extended opening hours this Bank Holiday Easter weekend:

Friday 25th March - Good Friday - 10am-4pm

Saturday 26th March10am-4pm

Sunday 27th March - Easter Sunday10am-4pm

Monday 28th march10am-4pm

Come and visit our Hollywater Hens smallholding near Borden on the Hampshire/Surrey border.

Come and see the chickens and all of the other animals we have on the smallholding

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white birds 300


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The Hollywater Hens shop will be open for all of the equipment you need including our new hen house and run range or just stop by to have a chat and get some advice.

lambs in front of the Hollywater Hens shop



Some of our 5* Facebook reviews

I brought my first 4 chickens today., everyone was so friendly and gave us lots of advise.. loved being there and seeing all the girls..will definitely go back for more.. or even just a chat and to see the girls again .Thanks guys x - Tina Brown

We bought our first chickens from here - what a wonderful place. Suzie is very patient and helpful and it's such a lovely setup. Not only do you get happy, healthy hens but service and advice too. Would highly recommend. - Kim Brewin

Fantastically helpful, beautiful birds and always made to feel welcome. Back for a third visit to pick up our girls soonLee Joanne Turk

Had a lovely morning with my daughter looking at all the livestock. Nothing was too much trouble and loads of helpfull advice. We came home with 5 lovely girls who seem to be settling in well, just sad I don't have more room as I would have loved to have more especially the turkeys - Sian Mears

We brought our two lovely girls home today. Suzie was more than helpful in helping us decide on how many hens would be right for us and was more than happy to show us around. Couldn't recommend highly enough! - Susie Harris

Such a fantastic place with lots of choice in healthy, happy birds. Always given expert advise and will always return for more chickens in the future!! - Catherine Davis

Suzie was very informative and helpful (also patient) when we went to choose our hens! We know that if we have any problems we can go back for further advice! A great place to buy hens! - Alison Hill

Excellent advice from Suzie and 3 lovely hens who are now giving us an egg each per day after only a couple of weeks!! - Clare Cotterell

Friendly, genuine and experienced advice full of passion and honesty. - Judy Wigg


Merrist Wood College with their certificates of achievement and new Smallholders book

Chicken Keeping Course Dates

Chicken expert Suzie Baldwin will be running her highly rated Chicken Keeping Courses on the following Sundays:

  • March 13th
  • April 3rd
  • April 17th
  • May 1st

Beginners chicken courses take place from 10:00–12:30 at our smallholding on the Surrey / Hampshire border. The cost of the course is £40 and includes sandwiches (egg – would you believe!), cake and tea/coffee or juice. Please contact us for more details and further information and to book your place.  Places may be limited so that we can provide a more personal course for you or we can run it for your family group.

“Fantastic course at Hollywater hens today. Suzie Baldwin is hugely knowledgeable and a real confidence giver. Can’t wait to get my girls.”Helen Ellis via our Facebook page

The Hollywater Hens’ Beginners Chicken Course includes:

  • Setting up
  • Chicken breeds
  • Feeding chickens
  • Handling chickens
  • Common chicken health problems
  • How to handle your hens
  • Wing clipping
  • Questions and answer session with fresh sandwiches, cake and tea or coffee.

“A fantastic few hours learning from the Jedi Chicken Master herself Suzie Baldwin. We decided to take the course before we move to France in April and do this all by ourselves. Suzie couldn’t have been more helpful if she tried!! Fantastic course, great lady, great setup highly recommended to all!!!” – Andy MacPherson via our Facebook page

The beginners chicken course is a great way to gain confidence and knowledge enabling you to provide your hens with a happy healthy lifestyle.

Also they are a great way to meet like minded people.
Old clothes and wellington boots are advisable as this is a fun, hands-on practical course.


Telephone or email for more details and to book your place:

telephone contact details for Hollywater Hens  01428 751749

email contact details for Hollywater Hens