Hello Everyone

welcome to my blog which I am hoping will keep you up to date with what is happening at Fosters Poultry but if you have any questions please e mail or phone we will be glad to be of assistance.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Hatched today and vaccinated by my sister, there are Light Sussex large fowl also, rhode x light sussex, barnvelder x light sussex and a few others, in bantams, there are Lemon Mille fleur barbu d`uccle, red pekins, mottled pekins, and Polands in all colours.
Please ring if you are interested in any of these chicks, a care sheet can be supplied if you would like to rear these yourself and see the full life cycle of the birds.
The large fowl birds from this selection will be laying in the spring.
Copper Black Maran eggs are being set in the incubator today to give hybrid copper black chicks in 3 weeks time.
Please ring if you would like to order any of these birds, sexed at day old so no cockerels if you just want hens thats fine.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

We are all enjoying the sunshine today after all the rain of the last evenings has made such a mess around the place.  I am setting eggs today for chicks in 3 weeks time and taking orders for them, Large fowl and bantams, these are the surplus eggs that haven`t sold on our www.fertilehatchingeggs.com web site.
Please take a look if you have an incubator or broody, the cockerels are still active and we have quite a good hatch rate even though it is later in the season.

We are offering an Incubator Hire Package for anyone who wants to try hatching but not have the expense of buying the Incubator just to use for one lot of chicks.
Please ring me on 07709933064 for details.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Now the winter nights are here and I am inside more in the evenings I will be writing the blog more often to keep people up to date with the goings on at Fosters Poultry.
We are now stocking a very good range of Incubators, including the manual and automatic versions of Corti, 25 and 50 egg machines. These are   the best small incubator I have used and so we have become a stockist.  We also have a starter kit which is listed on the web shop.
Lots of hatching eggs are here for beginners to have to start off this really interesting hobby and if you are local we will have back any cockerels that are not needed from your hatchlings.
We are looking for a Barnvelder Cockerel since our lovely boy  died last week so if anyone has one to rehome we would be grateful for him.

In the spring we would like to take our hatching service into Primary Schools, Nursery schools and into any other establishment which would like to see chicks hatch. We will supply the incubator and eggs for the last few days before the chicks hatch and take the package including chicks away when they are a few days old, once the chicks are 3 days old.   If anyone is interested in the Gloucestershire area please get in touch by ringing the Mobile 07709933064.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

day old chicks hatched today.

Light sussex chicks have hatched today, more chicks this weekend which would be autosexing so if you would like to rear your own hens for the garden these would be a good start. Care sheet supplied.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Well what an exciting time we are having, Carolyn my lovely daughter in law  has come to help us for a few weeks so we are filling the incubator tonight for a lovely big hatch of large fowl and bantams in 3 weeks time.  Lots of baby chicks here growing at the moment, although because of the weather we are having to keep the chicks on heat for a lot longer than normal.
Carolyn also practices Reiki as a qualified practioner so we are trying it out on the birds to see if they grow any quicker. Watch this space.
If you would like to have a Reiki session yourself please get in touch with us.

Friday, 23 March 2012

hatched today

I have just moved over into the brooder box, some pekins, brahmas, brown leghorn, speckledy, copper black maran and some other bantams, roughly about 60 chicks to choose from, please ring to come and see the selection I am here all weekend apart from Saturday evening. Tel: 07709933064
we are 3 miles from Junction 12 of M5 motorway in Gloucestershire.
Appointments required.

Friday, 9 March 2012


We have been so busy and I have not been in the best of health so we have decided to have a weeks break from the poultry, everything will be back to normal on the 19th March.  Please phone if you need anything urgently we will be able to help you.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

February 28th, news and update.

Yesterday we took delivery of 20 light sussex, 20 Rhode Rock and 20 Amberlink Point of Lay Hens, these we are selling for £14.00 each, we also had 50 Goldlines which we are selling for £9.00 each, these have not been reared with the other birds so have to be put seperate if you would like a selection please ring for an appointment to view.
Day old chicks hatched last weekend, some pure light sussex, unsexed at £4.00 each. also some other pure breeds, cream legbar, Vorwerk, etc.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

10th february Point of Lay Hens delivered.

We have the 50 point of lay birds here delivered yesterday 10th February, well grown girls will be laying when they are between 18 and 20 weeks.
Breeds here are Light Sussex, Speckledy, Blue Ranger, White Leghorn and Rhode Rock.  Please make an appointment to see the birds if you wish to purchase as there are times when we are not around.
Lots of hatching eggs now available from our popular Rhode island x light sussex which are proving to be 100% fertile.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Friday 3rd Feb, what a busy day

On Friday the 3rd Feb, we are having delivered, 50 Goldline Point of lay hens, also lots of sexed baby chicks of all the popular hybrids, when reared they will be laying at 18 weeks.
Over the weekend we have chicks hatching in our incubator, proving our eggs are fertile that we are selling in our shop and on ebay.
New range of feeders and drinkers also here as are all the vitamins and feed needed.
Looking forward to meeting all the customers who have pre ordered the chicks and hens but still some left to sell.

Friday, 13 January 2012

News about the web site.

Have been updating my web site today and adding new items, also put some more hatching eggs on ebay. Avairy panels are a good way to extend your run if you are finiding the one you have is not enough space for the birds, also good to make a temporary run to bring in new birds. We sell the 6x3 for £17 each, a good price  for a locally made quality item.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Hello Everyone,
Hatching is now under way again and hybrid sexed chicks day olds will be here Feb 3rd/4th. Orders now being taken for these, a care sheet can be supplied if required.
The breeds that will be available are Light Sussex, Blue Ranger(Bluebell), Amberlink, White Leghorn, Rhode Rocks. these can all be reared together.
The chicks will be vaccinated against mareks disease and infectious bronchitus to give them a good start.
All feed, grit and vitamins are also here to purchase when you collect the chicks.