Update 16/11/20 - Avian Influenza
Avian influenza (bird flu) outbreaks are nothing new, and often happen during winter months.
There are a few key things that back garden poultry keepers should do as a matter of good practice anyway, but are "must do's" this winter. You can find a helpful poster from Defra at the bottom of this page. The key message is that you should keep wild birds (and their droppings) away from your back garden flock. If you do this, then the risk to your girls is very low and you can safely continue to enjoy chicken keeping and your tasty eggs!
Update 31/10/20 - Still Open
🇬🇧We're still open🇬🇧
We will remain open as long as it is safe and legal to do so. We have good stocks of feed, bedding, and poultry supplies as well as a range of birds available. We're still making & delivering housing too. You can use "Click&Collect" via our website to make your pick up as safe as possible. Or call 01789 850046 to place an order.
Update 17/09/20 -
🌞A big thank you🙂
A huge thank you to you, our wonderful customers, for trusting us and buying local🇬🇧. After a massive 7 day a week push, our team here have now got the lead time for housing down to 7 to 10 days for collection or local delivery. And 4 to 6 weeks for nationwide delivery. Our birds have also been hatching like mad for you and we have stocks of lots of hybrids, pure breeds and some ducks. Yay! Dont forget, we are a certified "Covid Safe" business- 🇬🇧You can use "Click & Collect" online in advance, for live birds as well as feed and bedding.🇬🇧 We will get your order ready for you to collect from our car park. Alternatively pay over the phone by calling on 01789850046. (Please be patient, as our phone line is still very busy.)🙂
Update 05/08/20 -
🌞More on lead times for housing🇬🇧
Thank you for supporting our business and buying our poultry houses! We are so chuffed and are still working 7 days a week building & delivering them for you.
Due to the unprecedented demand, our lead-times are still extended at the moment. We still have a handful of the smaller houses in stock for collection, otherwise we are making to order and our lead time is typically 7 to 10 days for collection and around 8 to 10 weeks for delivery. Thank you again for supporting us, and for your patience, you are all wonderful!🙂
Update 15/07/20 - A big thank you
🌞Thank you to all our wonderful customers 🙂.
We have just released a new group of young hybrids, which are available for "Click&Collect" via our website. We have good stocks of layers pellets, mixed corn, boredom busting treats, medications, equipment and bedding to ensure the welfare of your birds.
Rest assured, as long as it is legal & safe to do so, we will continue to remain open and fully stocked with hen food for your flock and other animals.
We still ask that you wait in your car while on site, unless invited out. We will come to you. We sanitise the credit card machine, which is now located behind a screen outside in our carpark. We will keep 2 meters from you & wear masks.
🇬🇧You can also use "Click & Collect" online in advance.🇬🇧 We will get your order ready for you to collect from our car park. Alternatively pay over the phone by calling on 01789850046. Please be patient, as our phone line is very very busy.
We're staying open so you have animal feed, but also want to play our part to slow the spread of this virus, so our staff and customers are safe and our NHS can cope.
Update 09/07/20 -
🌞Lead time for housing🇬🇧
Thank you for supporting our business and buying our poultry houses! We are so chuffed and are genuinely working 7 days a week at the moment building & delivering them for you.
Due to the unprecedented demand, our lead-times are extended at the moment. We have a small handful of houses in stock, otherwise our lead time is typically 7 to 10 days for collections and can be up to 6 to 8 weeks for nationwide delivery. Thank you again for supporting us, you are all wonderful!
Update 14/04/20 -
Our lovely customers that have tried to call us on the phone over the last three weeks will know that our phone lines are very busy. Today we launched our "click & collect" service. You can now pay for feed, bedding & poultry via this website before coming to the Domestic Fowl Trust. This makes complying with social distancing easy.
Pay online, wait for the email, come to site & everything will be ready for you. And we'll do it same day if you order before 2pm! (If you are "click & collect"ing live birds you will still need to talk to us when you get here, but you wont need to get out of your car, we will stay 3 meters away from you and will be wearing masks).
If you'd prefer, you can still call us on 017898500476 and we'll take your order over the phone, but please be patient as our phones are so busy!
Update 9/04/20 -
We have good stocks of layers pellets, mixed corn, treats, medications, equipment and bedding for your birds. Any birds available will be stated as "In stock" on this website & listed on our Facebook Page.
Rest assured, as long as it is legal & safe to do so, we will continue to remain open and fully stocked with hen food & bedding for your flock and other animals.
Covid 19 and us -
We now ask that you do not get out of your car while on site, unless invited to do so. We will come to you & bring your feed & other items to you. We no longer take cash. We sanitise the credit card machine between customers & have put it behind a perspex screen in our carpark. We will keep 3 meters from you & wear masks.
Alternatively, place your order in advance & pay over the phone by calling on 01789850046. We will get your order ready for you to collect from our car park. Please be patient, as our phone line is very busy.
We're staying open so you have animal feed, but also want to play our part to slow the spread of this thing, so our NHS can cope.
Thank you to all our wonderful customers
The Domestic Fowl Trust exists to encourage the keeping of poultry & help new owners discover the joys of having their own hens. We sell a large range of poultry equipment, chicken houses, health products, bedding and hen food (available through this web site) as well as a range of different breeds of chickens especially suitable for a small flock & domestic keeper.
The Domestic Fowl Trust raises most of its own birds. The very small number of breeders that supply the Domestic Fowl Trust demonstrate a continual commitment to high welfare standards and must maintain stock traceability.
Established in 1976, the Domestic Fowl Trust is now based at Bell Brook Farm in Snitterfield Warwickshire. The proprietors, Alister Jones and Beccy Smith are both experienced farmers and poultry producers having earned a reputation for producing high quality rare and traditional breeds of poultry for the trade from Bell Brook Farm. Integrating the Domestic Fowl Trust into the Bell Brook Farm operation was an obvious and natural step. The Domestic Fowl Trust is now set up for great things to come. Keep an eye on the Domestic Fowl Trust Facebook page for the latest news, competitions and special offers.