Meet the team
“I’ve been breeding chickens now for over 40 years and a regular face in the poultry competitions and shows.
As a professional Breeder and Keeper, I would like to share my love for caring for chickens with fellow Poultry keepers and anyone starting out or interested in keeping chickens.
With chickens now more than five times more popular as pets than hamsters, with over a million homes in the U.K. now keeping chickens, the British Hen Welfare Trust rehomes 65,000 birds each year.
“Funnily, as a child, I lived on a turkey farm and was absolutely terrified of poultry, especially fully grown birds for most of my life.
To help me overcome my fear, and to assist therapeutically with my multiple sclerosis, Mark persuaded me to consider adopting rescue chickens from the British Hen Welfare Trust.
We adopted six Lohmann Browns and I fell instantly in love, watching them grow and provided me with a purpose to get out and care for them. Since then, we have grown our chicken stock with numerous rare breeds, each with their own unique personality.”