Contact Us


Payment & Trading Terms:

Payment will be required on collection or order.

We accept cash. Debit Card payments for purchases only over £20.  Credit Cards and Cheques are not accepted.

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

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. 

Opening Times:

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

We usually close for a week over the Christmas period and at some stage during the school holidays. Details will be updated nearer the time.

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 where we are closed to the public or unavailable due to pet cremation appointments.  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

Ian- 07798 584798 (Quail)

Lynsey - 07973 655963 (Poultry)
Sunnyside Poultry

Sunnyside Barn

The Lane Rear of Stanhope Arms Hotel

off Ashby Road East (A511)

Swadlincote, South Derbyshire 
(For post only our postcode is DE11 0TF - Please follow the directions given above and do not use this postcode in your SatNav. Some SatNavs will incorrectly try to take you down footpaths via Newhall.)


When you arrive the poultry farm is sited on the side of the building that has the large picture of a hen. Please do not enter via the door marked Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services Reception. For details of Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services please visit
Our What3Words location is candle.corn.frontPlease make sure you approach directly from the A511, Ashby Road.


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. Customers should be aware of moving vehicles and farm machinery, beehives and cleaning equipment.  

Please do not park 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. If our gate is closed you can use a little pull in area next to Hornsby's fence, opposite our gate.

We do not have a public toilet on our premises. 

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 public areas are hard standing. We would however ask that you do change your footwear if you have visited another farm, tended to your own flock or walked near a water course.

Please ensure you read this page carefully before you visit us, as it contains important information on our location, opening times and safety.