Smallholders handbook

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.

Hollywater Hens website

New Hollywater Hens Website

Chicken expert Suzie Baldwin has now opened Hollywater Hens

Hollywater Hens is a smallholding where chickens rule. With over 300 girls roaming around there will certainly be one here to suit you. We have a variety of organically reared hybrids and pure breeds – large and small hens, there will be a chicken here suitable for small gardens and large. At Hollywater Hens we have a variety of organically reared hybrid and pure breed chickens for sale as well as quail, geese, turkeys and ducks.

Chicken expert Suzie Baldwin is the bestselling Author of “Chickens – The essential guide to choosing and keeping happy, healthy, hens”, and “The Smallholders Handbook”.

This website will develop and grow over time. Planned items include:

  • A gallery for all the chicken breeds
  • Monthly tips on looking after your girls
  • More Frequently Asked Questions
  • Travel directions
  • A new section all about our shop