Contact Us


Payment & Trading Terms

Payment will be required on collection or order.

We accept Debit Card payments for purchases only over £20.

Credit Cards are not accepted.

Please note that due to our location connection to our card machine can be a little temperamental. 

Cheques are not accepted

Our liability is limited to the cost of the animal, product or service purchased. Any basic advice is given in good faith and is based on our own experience as poultry keepers.  Professional veterinary advice should always be sought in case of illness or injury. 

Standard Opening Times

Our main trading day is Saturday morning as we both have other full time work. 

Our weekday normal opening times are 9.30 till 11 except Thursdays, however as the Covid lockdown has altered our usual routine we can usually be available later in the day up until 4.30.  If the gate to the yard is closed, as it often is during the week, please enquire at Hornsby's office in the yard opposite. We are closed on Bank Holidays and Sundays. 

Saturday - 9:00am till noon

Weekday opening times - by appointment 9:30am till 11am

Sundays - Closed

Bank Holidays - Closed

Please bring with you a suitable container(s) to take your birds home.

As we are a small family business there will be occasions midweek when we are closed to the public, ie for holidays etc. Please always check before you visit us midweek.

Contact Details & Directions

Access to our smallholding is via a lane directly alongside the Stanhope Arms Hotel on its right hand corner. We are 200 yards down the lane, past the woodlands. Please pull into our car park or into the single pull in point opposite our gate if our gate is closed. Please do not block the lane. The postcode for the Stanhope Arms Hotel is DE15 0PU.

Ian & Lynsey Hornsby

Sunnyside Poultry

Sunnyside Barn

The Lane Rear of Stanhope Arms Hotel

off Ashby Road East (A511)

Swadlincote, South Derbyshire 
DE11 0TF - Please follow the directions given above and do not rely on this postcode. Some SatNavs will incorrectly try to take you down footpaths via Newhall.

Please do not enter Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services ReceptionThe poultry business is sited on the side of the building that has the large picture of a hen. For details of Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services please visit


Ian - 07798 584798 (please use this number if enquiring about quail)

Lynsey - 07973 655963

Please do not telephone before 9:30am or after 5:30pm weekdays. We would appreciate calls during weekends to be made during our opening hours.

General Information

We respectfully remind our customers that we are a working smallholding and children are welcome but must be kept under close supervision, for their own safety and for the welfare of our livestock. Customers are not permitted to enter our poultry pens or wander into the sheds or barns were many hazards exist. 

Please avoid parking your car on the lane as access is needed to homes and businesses beyond our smallholding. We have a car park in our yard which customers are invited to use, but at their own risk. Please do take care to avoid free range children and animals when you drive in. 

We do not have a public toilet on our premises. The Stanhope Arms Hotel however serve excellent coffee and have facilities!

For Guinea Fowl please visit 

Lifting Assistance and Access Information

If you require assistance in loading your car please visit us on Saturday mornings when Ian or one of the men are around to help. Lynsey usually covers weekday appointments and is not able to lift heavy loads due to ongoing back problems.

We are very proud of the fact that all of the public areas of our yard are easily accessible for wheelchair users.

There is no need for wellies on our farm, all of our walk ways are hard standing.