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All are very welcome at Sunnyside Poultry, but everyone, particularly those with children, should be aware that this is a working smallholding and can be hazardous if sensible precautions are not followed. Children must be supervised at all times and not be allowed to behave in such a way that would cause stress to animals or damage to pens. Please ensure that you read and agree to abide by the safety notice (copy here) before you visit us.

Non-assistance Dogs and Smoking are not allowed at Sunnyside Poultry.


To discuss your requirements, get directions or check stock please contact us:

Ian & Lynsey Hornsby
Sunnyside Poultry & Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services
Sunnyside Barn
The Lane Rear of Stanhope Arms Hotel
Ashby Road East (A511)
Swadlincote South Derbyshire
nearest postcode DE15 0PU (some SatNavs prefer DE15 0PT)

For details of Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services please visit

We are just off the A511 between Swadlincote and Burton on Trent, on the borders of South Derbyshire, East Staffordshire and North West Leicestershire.

Please follow the following directions to our smallholding: Access to our smallholding is via a lane directly alongside the Stanhope Arms Hotel on its right hand side. We are 200 yards down the lane, past the woodlands.

Lynsey - 07973 655963
Ian - 07798 584798 (please use this number if enquiring about quail)

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.

Opening Times

We are closed on Bank Holidays.

Saturday - 9am till 3pm
- 9:30am till 11am
Weekdays - 9:30 to 11:00 and 4:30 to 5:15 pm
Thursday - Closed
Bank Holidays - Closed

We are closed Sunday 13 November 2016 as we are attending a Remembrance Service. We are attending the National Poultry Show Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November; we have cover 9 till 12 on Saturday and 9:30 till 11 Sunday and are able to take payment by cash only during that weekend.

Payment Terms

Payment will be required on collection
Card payments accepted for purchases over £20
Payments by Credit Card carry a 3.5% Charge
Cards clearly marked as Debit Cards carry no charge for purchases over £20
Cheques are not accepted

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

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 be careful of children and animals when you drive through.

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.

Please read our conditions carefully before you purchase our birds.

For Guinea Fowl please visit