our rare chicken breeds
You may know them by their nick-name; fluff-balls, aliens, teddy bear chicks and much more.
Silkies are most defiantly Debbies favourite breed here at Longedge Poultry, with their strange and wonderful appearance, extremely friendly and natural, unfathomable mothering instincts. Debbie specialises in Bearded Silkies in mixed colours.
If you are looking for the perfect backyard pet chicken, Silkies are highly recommended.
The eggs produced by Silkies are white/cream and absolutely delicious to eat with each chicken on average laying 2-4 eggs per week.
The best way that we can describe a Dorking chicken is “the ultimate all-rounder”.
Dorkings are one of the oldest recorded chicken breeds dating back to the Roman Empire. Unfortunately, they are now classed as a rare and endangered breed, which is why Longedge Poultry are determined to make the Dorking a Backyard favourite and increase the numbers of breeding stock throughout the UK. The most common is the Silver Grey, which we keep, along with the much rarer White and Cuckoo.
Dorkings make a perfect Backyard chicken, they are quiet, calm, docile but playful and easily handled.
Dorking chickens are respectable layers of large, blush tinted white eggs.