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
Standard Opening Times
Our main trading day is Saturday as we both have other full time work, Lynsey can usually be available for a short time most weekdays 9.30 till 11 except Thursdays. There may occasionally be a short wait for assistance during the week due to crematorium visitors, which is why it is always best to call to let us know you are visiting. 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, Sundays and Thursdays.
Saturday - 9:00am till noon
Weekdays - by appointment 9:30am till 11am
Sundays and Thursday - 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
Ian & Lynsey Hornsby
The Lane Rear of Stanhope Arms Hotel
off Ashby Road East (A511)
Swadlincote, South Derbyshire
We are just off the A511 between Swadlincote and Burton on Trent, on the borders of South Derbyshire, East Staffordshire and North West Leicestershire.
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 note that the entrance marked Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services Reception is for our pet crematorium only, we would ask poultry customers to respect the privacy of grieving pet owners by not using this door. The 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 www.sunnysidepetcremation.co.uk.
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.
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.
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!
A hand wash station is available for everyone to use.
For Guinea Fowl please visit www.guinea-fowl.co.uk
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. Customers are not permitted to enter our poultry pens.