Barby Rare Breeds

This year (2018) we have breeding groups of :

  • Red
  • Buff (limited numbers)
  • Silver
  • Coronation / Light Sussex
  • Speckled
  • Blue (silver x coronation)

Following a really sad fox attack in the heavy snow in January and the requirements for Avian Flu protection we have rebuilt our chicken housing so each group has a large 5 foot tall solid hen house with attached roofed run and then pop hole access to a 3.5m square outside pen. This allows us to protect their feed from wild birds and to keep them safe from foxes in bad weather.

All birds are wormed every 6 months with a weeks course of flubenvet.


We also supply hatching eggs and have had 90% hatch rates in the past. We charge £5 per half dozen and we prefer hatching eggs to be collected but will post in secure poly cartons subject to the usual caveats that this may affect hatch rates.

The chicks are raised under 'electric hen' brooders (though we also often have chicks hatched and raised by one of our real hens :) They need heat for about 5 weeks and then can go into an outside run. Sussex bantams are not easy to sex as chicks but we normally have some indication by 6 weeks old and by 10 weeks can spot all but very late developing cocks.

2018 hatched Sussex bantam chicks now available! a range of ages and colours to choose from more hatching every 21 days

we also have a small number of 2017 hatched POL Sussex bantam hens

email barbyrarebreeds@hotmail.com or ring 07970 859384 for details of current availability. 

Prices start from £5 each for chicks on heat to £20 for POL

NB we also have a cockerel return scheme for chick buyers