* POL HYBRIDS BACK IN STOCK
* Limited number of Potters Brown Laying Hens Available
* Large Variety of Pure Breeds in Stock
We are currently working with waiting lists for our birds.
As the demand for chickens is so high.
When collecting your chickens, please bring a suitable carrier to take them home in.
A cat carrier, dog crate (with a blanket over the top) or a cardboard box would be perfect.
Please ensure that the carrier is secure and ventilated, ideally with some shavings or straw to keep the chickens clean and happy on the journey.
If your cardboard box does not have any holes, we will make some for you.
We also have some cardboard boxes available if you forget or don’t have an available carrier -
we won't ever charge you for boxes!
Cross breeds/Hybrids are specially developed to be a more reliable egg layer and are easier to care for.
We source all our hybrid pullets form a very reputable and trusted supplier.
Point of Lay (POL) meaning they are 16-20 weeks, so they will be about to start laying.
While we do hold large numbers of birds not all breeds may be in stock at once,
please call if you require a specific breed or large numbers to check availability.
Call to order as demand is extremely high
Terms & Conditions Apply, While Stocks Last
Please feel free to book an appointment
to visit Potters, meet the team,
come and see our lovely girls and boys.
01379 384 801
Please find below a guide to the Hybrids that we stock.
* OFS - Out of Stock
A chestnut-coloured hen with a black tail and sometimes some black neck feathers too.
She lays light brown eggs, is hardy, placid and suitable for free-ranging
The Maran Cuivree is one of Britain's most popular layers of the very best quality darker brown eggs.
With tight, silky black, plumage they are ideal for free-range life in the back garden even in the harshest weather.
These hens make fantastic pets being very sociable in the flock and they also enjoy human company.
They have black feathers with chestnut chest feathers varying considerably from hen to hen.
They are similar in looks to the black rock but they have a more chestnut coloured chest with grey legs.
Productive egg layer, rewarding keepers with 240 to 260 beautiful dark brown (and often speckled) eggs in her first year of lay.
These girls have a very inquisitive nature and will certainly keep you entertained with their antics.
They are ideal hens for first time chicken keepers, especially families with young children, as they are very friendly and easy to tame. They will quite happily eat from your hand once she gets to know you!
They have pretty brown/red feathers with white under-feathers and tails. These girls have a traditional “farmyard chicken” look about them.
72 weeks: 310-320 eggs
80 weeks: 349-359 eggs
Egg Colour - Light Brown
Rhode Island Red and a Barred Plymouth Rock cross.Developed with free range egg production in mind.
It is a docile, hardy bird and reliable chicken.
It has a thick close plumage is both well proofed against the weather. With it’s black colouring and fantastic cooper neck markings it is distinctive bird.
lay 280+ eggs a year and is both long lived and has a long
egg production period.
Egg shell colour - Brown
The White Star is a hybrid of Dutch origin and is a small and flighty bird. .
It is a highly productive bird laying white eggs of top quality and remarkable shell strength
It’s vivid red comb comes from it originating from Leghorn stock. This bird is a frugal eater and puts all it energy into laying. As such you can get as many as 320 white eggs a year, however it is not as long lived as other sorts
Potters Star is a smaller bodied hybrid hen with a big tail, based on the popular Leghorn. Known as the "credit crunch hen" they eat less but lay big eggs!
They are inquisitive and intelligent birds which will keep you amused as they are real characters. They adapt well to most situations and being able to range is a must but can be flighty and timid with humans when young.
They mix well with other breeds and keep out of pecking order squabbles.
They are pure white birds and, once mature, they have a large red comb flopping to one side.
The Potters Star is a prolific egg layer, rewarding keepers with 320 to 340 large white eggs in her first year of lay.
Potters Blues are also known as Bluebells.
Egg shell colour - Brown
Amber stars are a Rhode Island based hybrid whose colourings are the opposite to a Potters Brown.
Very robust and especially suited to organic and free range systems.
.They are excellent layers with a softer feather and therefore look less dishevelled than the rest of the flock during their moult.
They are inquisitive and exceptionally friendly hens. They are very easily tamed making them perfect for first time chicken keepers and families with children.
They are adaptable and mix well within a flock.
They are pretty champagne coloured hens with rich gingery brown flecks, varying from hen to hen.
The Amber is a productive egg layer, rewarding keepers with 280 to 300 DARK brown eggs in her first year of lay.
Egg shell colour - Dark Brown
New for 2020 this quirky Blue
(light grey) bird is an Araucana Leghorn Hybrid that lays Blue Eggs and has a distinctive tufted neck ruff.