Happy Days at Hollywater Hens

Royal Surrey County Show – 28th May

Hollywater Hens has been asked to give some educational talks at this year’s Surrey County Show on Spring Bank Holiday Monday – 28th May.

Come and meet Suzie Baldwin and get some great advice and all of your chicken questions answered.

The Surrey County Show is a fantastic family day out, bringing the countryside and rural life into the heart of Guildford.

The show brings together hundreds of animals, food and drink, top class entertainment, exquisite rural crafts and competition to provide an unmissable day out with something for every member of the family.

The show is held on the 66 acre site of Stoke Park, just a mile from Guildford Town Centre. The biggest one day agricultural show in the UK, it welcomes around 30,000 visitors each year and has the luxury of excellent road links, a train station just a few minutes’ walk away and free off-site park and ride.


Hollywater Hens on BBC Radio

Rebecca Parker hosts The Kitchen Garden including Gardners’ Questions on BBC Radio Solent.

Earlier this month Rebecca visited Suzie Baldwin at Hollywater Hens to learn all about keeping chickens.

Chickens on the BBC

You can listen to the 12 minute chicken clip with Suzie on the BBC Radio Solent site.

Rebecca will also be coming back to Hollywater Hens to speak to Suzie again later in the year – more details will follow.

Larger Chicken House with base

Chicken Coops For Sale

We have a number of chicken coops for sale in the Hollywater Hens Shop to suit all needs and budgets:

Small Chicken House:

73 cm wide
73cm long
109 cm high at the front
95cm high at the rear

Larger Chicken House:

98 cm wide
92 cm long
107 cmhigh at the front
98 cm high at the rear

Chicken House with Base:

100 cm wide – plus 35cm for nest box
107 cm long
106 cm high

Recycled Plastic Chicken House:

90 cm wide – plus 33cm for nest box
118 cm long
86 cm high

(All measurements are approximate)

Please contact us for more details

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

Upcoming Chicken Courses

We have some upcoming courses on the following dates:

  • May 13th – Beginner’s Course
  • June 3rd – How to prevent and treat Red Mite
  • June 17th – Healthy Herbs for chickens
  • June 24th – Beginner’s Course
  • August 12th – Beginner’s Course

All courses are on a Sunday from 10am -12:30 and include a light lunch – cost is £40

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 yummy fresh egg sandwiches, cake and tea or coffee.

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

See our courses page for more details

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