If you are going away on holiday and need someone experienced and reliable to take care of your flock, then our boarding service can provide a safe and comfortable place for your birds to stay.
For further information or to arrange a booking please contact us.
All bookings are taken are subject to the Terms detailed below. Please remember we are closed Thursdays, Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year. Whilst we are happy to board your birds during these periods we are not open for drop off or collections.
Ian & Lynsey Hornsby
Hens - We charge just £1 per bird per night for hens, including feed.
For just an extra £1.50 per bird we can worm your hens.
Ducks can be accommodated at £2 per bird per night.
Rabbits and Guinea Pigs can be accommodated at £1 per animal per night, or £2 if a single animal needs to be kept in a large pen. Please ensure your animals are in good health, parasite free and up to date with any vaccinations. Please also bring along their normal food (if different to Heygate Rabbit's Choice).
We have a minimum charge of £2 per night per pen and a minimum overall stay charge of £10 per pen. This is to cover our bedding, time and feed costs.
Terms & Information
Any birds we consider a risk to our own or other boarders will not be accepted.
We ask that your birds are thoroughly clean from all parasites or signs of disease. Please treat your birds with mite powder and give a wormer if we are not worming for you a few days before you drop them off.
Please ensure there are no signs of respiratory problems, runny noses, lice, mites, or scaly leg amongst your flock.
If we find issues that could be potentially contagious whilst the birds are with us we reserve the right to treat as we consider appropriate and charge accordingly.
We can only offer this service for poultry purchased from us, due to our rules on disease control. Please do not bring birds to board with us that have been purchased from livestock markets.
We will not accept liability for loss outside of our reasonable control.
Your birds will be housed next-door to other birds, usually vaccinated hybrid hens. Vaccinated hens can occasionally pass on viruses to unvaccinated (usually purebred) birds, but particularly weaker birds or youngsters.
Our boarding pens are thoroughly cleaned out and treated with an anti-mite disinfectant between flocks.
Birds are to be dropped off and collected during our normal opening times. Open Saturdays 9am till 3pm, Sundays & Weekdays 9:30 till 11am. Closed Thursdays and Bank Holidays.
We cannot usually look after pet carriers / transport crates or boxes whilst your birds stay.
If a bird or animal in our care becomes sick or is injured we reserve the right to treat it as we we consider appropriate. If we need medical assistance from our veterinary surgeon the cost of this must be borne by the owner. In case of sickness or injury we will of course do our best to contact you prior to any treatment, but if we are unable to do so the welfare of the bird or animal has to take priority.