Hollywater Hens Shop Sign

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
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March tips for keeping chickens

  • ADD…two peeled, slightly crushed garlic cloves into chickens’ water to boost immunity
  • CHECK…the coop thoroughly for evidence of red mites – they hide in even the smallest cracks and crevices
  • GROW…salad leaves on windowsills to provide hens with greens year-round
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February tips for keeping chickens

  • GROW…wheat on a windowsill or in an airing cupboard – chickens love the sprouted seed
  • TURN…over the ground in fixed runs, apply disinfectant and add fresh bark
  • MAKE…an all round tonic using dried seaweed to promote health, increase egg yield and darken yolk colour
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January tips for keeping chickens

  • Make a scarecrow, spray it with perfume and place it by the run to deter the foxes
  • Boil and mash potato peel, mix with oats, bran and cod liver oil to keep chickens warm
  • Check hens’ vent area for small and straw-coloured lice; if you see them, use louse powder
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December tips for keeping chickens

  • Place drinkers on a bed of straw and out of prevailing winds to prevent water from freezing
  • Deep-litter the coop in winter by adding fresh straw on top of droppings to generate heat
  • Add some perches to the run, enabling the chickens to rest off the cold floor