Welcome to Martins Wood Farm, the home of point of lay hybrid hens for sale in the South East and suppliers of poultry equipment, feed, housing and holiday hen boarding
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We have now SOLD OUT of hens for March
Having only put our March flock of birds for sale on Friday 13th April, we have now completely SOLD OUT of hens. This is totally unprecedented. We had a very large flock available which would, in normal circumstances, have kept us with hens for sale throughout the month. This time they have sold out in the three and a half days we've been open since Friday.
We would like to thank all those who have been so patient with us at the farm over the last few days whilst Tim and Karen have been absolutely run off their feet. If you have phoned or emailed and not had a response from us yet we apologise, but there has barely been any time in the office due to how busy we have been. We will get back to you personally as soon as we can! For those who were hoping to get hens in the coming days or weeks, we are sorry that we have now sold out. We wouldn't normally expect the hens to sell so fast.
We are very careful to discuss with all our customers their reasons for getting hens and their set ups etc, so we feel confident that they have all gone to good homes. If we ever had any doubts we would turn people away. We care about our birds so much, and their welfare is the most important thing to us.
Our next flock will be available from Thursday 9th April. Obviously with hens there are only a finite number of eggs that are hatched. They are live animals and don't come from a production line and we can't produce more. The flocks that are currently being reared will not complete their vaccinations for another 3 weeks and so will not be released for sale until they have completed their full schedule.
We will still be open on our normal opening hours of Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm for feed, bedding, corn, equipment such as feeders and drinkers, husbandry products and much much more. Please do continue to support us, as a small business, during this difficult and crazy time.
Thank you, from the MWF team!
New Product Alert!
Have you seen our range of cleaning brushes in the shop? One that we love is this BRAND NEW style of drinker cleaning brush! It has been an instant hit here at MWF! The ergonomic design means the brush head fits right into the groove of the drinker so you can give it a good scrub really quickly and easily. At £1.99 these are a must have! Without wanting to sound too dramatic, they have revolutionised our drinker cleaning process!
On the 15th June 2019 our Sebastapol geese, Margaret and Keith became proud parents to three beautiful little goslings which Margaret hatched. They are growing fast and enjoying exploring their pen, but never stray too far from Mum and Dad! They are very cute, although also slightly dinosaur-esque!
In August 2018 we posted a slightly cryptic message on our social media channels to say we were out on an exciting adventure with two hens from our laying flock. At the time we weren't able to elaborate on the events further, but we are so excited to now be able to reveal that we were actually on set for a photo shoot with The Little White Company! Here are our two beauties in action, a Goldine and a Rhode Rock. They were the most fabulous models and didn't behave like divas at all!
If using a Sat Nav our postcode is BN8 6AR, but they do not always put us in quite the right place- sometimes we end up half a mile further South towards the village of Ripe. Don't despair, we're just round the corner!!
How to find us!
We are situated in East Sussex between Lewes, Uckfield and Eastbourne, just outside the small village of Ripe.
Directions from Lewes:
From Lewes head East along the A27, heading towards Eastbourne. Drive along this road for approximately 4 miles. You will see a turning on your left, sign-posted to Ripe and Laughton. Take the turn here and follow Firle Road until you reach the centre of Ripe. You will see The Lamb Inn pub on your right and the village shop ahead of you. Take the left turn at the small round-about which leads you on to Ripe Lane and is sign-posted towards Golden Cross. Follow this road for just over 1 mile. The road takes a sharp bend to the right and you will find us a hundred metres along on your right.
Directions from Uckfield:
From Uckfield head South along the A22, passing through Halland. Continue along the East Hoathly bypass (A22) until you reach Golden Cross. You will see a BP Garage on your left and a pub called The Golden Cross Inn on your right. Take a right turn here, and again instantly so you travel down the side of the pub car park, along Deanland Road, following signs to Ripe and Deanland Airfield. Continue for just over 1 mile until you reach a sharp right hand bend. You will see us shortly after on your left.
Directions from Eastbourne:
From Eastbourne travel North along the A22, bypassing Hailsham. You will reach the Boship roundabout where you need to take the first exit, continuing along the A22 towards Uckfield for approximately 2 miles. You will see a BP Garage on your right up ahead, and The Golden Cross Inn on your left. Take the left turn just before the pub and then instantly turn right so you travel down the side of the pub car park, along Deanland Road, following signs to Ripe and Deanland Airfield. Continue for just over 1 mile until you reach a sharp right hand bend. You will see us shortly after on your left.
Martins Wood Farm is a no smoking site. We ask that children are supervised at all times as we are a working farm and there can be hazards around. It is very important that they do not wander off by themselves. Dogs must be kept on a lead and if they foul it is the owners responsibility to clean it up. If dogs are causing stress to the hens we will ask that they are kept in a ventilated car.