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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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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.

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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

 

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Animal magic in the garden

Garden designer and BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time panelist Bunny Guinness wrote a piece in The Telegraph last weekend about Suzie Baldwin’s new book – The Smallholder’s Handbook: Keeping & caring for poultry & livestock on a small scale

“You don’t need acres of space to keep enough livestock to live the good life”

“Suzie Baldwin’s new book The Smallholders Handbook tells you all you need to know to get started. Suzie who is passionate about people discovering the immense satisfaction that comes from producing your own meat, wisely suggests you begin with a few chickens, then perhaps graduate to a few cade lambs* and go on from there.”

Bunny goes on to discuss her and Suzie’s suggestions for sheep, pigs and cows…

 

The Smallholders Handbook in an article "Animal magic in the garden"

 

We will add a link to the article in the online edition of The Telegraph as soon as it is available.

* a cade lamb is an orphan lamb reared on a bottle

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The Smallholders Handbook – now available

Now available - chicken expert Suzie Baldwin's new book "The Smallholder's Handbook: Keeping & caring for poultry & livestock on a small scale"

You can order from Amazon and we also have them in our Hollywater Hens shop at our smallholding on the Surrey/Hampshire border.

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Suzie Baldwin grew up on a farm in Devon where, from an early age, she cared for a menagerie of animals. These included chickens, sheep, ducks, horses and even ferrets. She has kept chickens for more than 20 years and has recently moved to her own Hollywater Hens smallholding on the Surrey/Hampshire border.

The Smallholder's Handbook is a detailed manual to start, plan and manage your own smallholding. Suzie explains the level of work involved, how much space you need and how to prepare your land. There are chapters on keeping poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese), as well as pigs, goats, sheep, cows and bees. She also explains why having a variety of animals makes the best use of your resources and how many of each type to keep. Comprehensive advice includes choosing breeds, transporting, feeding, housing, daily care and wellbeing, as well as international legislation that applies to livestock.

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The Smallholders Handbook – 1 month to go

One month to go to the publication of chicken expert Suzie Baldwin's new book "The Smallholder's Handbook: Keeping & caring for poultry & livestock on a small scale" on 14th May 2015.

You can pre-order from Amazon now.

The Smallholder's Handbook is a detailed manual to start, plan and manage your own smallholding. Suzie explains the level of work involved, how much space you need and how to prepare your land. There are chapters on keeping poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese), as well as pigs, goats and sheep, cows and bees. She also explains why having a variety of animals makes the best use of your resources and how many of each type to keep. Comprehensive advice includes choosing breeds, transporting, feeding, housing, daily care and wellbeing, as well as international legislation that applies to livestock.

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Hollywater Hens Shop

The new Hollywater Hens Shop is now open at our smallholding near Bordon in Hampshire.

The shop is fully stocked with a good range of poultry related items that we have tried and tested – from chicken coops and runs, to feeders, drinkers, wormer, tonic and bedding. We only sell products that are practical, and in our experience, work. (We have also managed to source pretty and practical, which I love). We also sell gifts and artwork.

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If you need any help or advice come and visit; we can offer ideas for your individual requirements. We stock everything that you need to start your new venture, so come and take a look – we only stock products that work and that we use ourselves.