Craftyjane
Chickens and village life in Buxted East Sussex

POULTRY BREEDERS

We are hobby breeders meaning we have day jobs and we breed chickens in our spare time. That doesn't detract from how serious we take this it just means we are on a smaller scale from the bigger breeders. 

BREED PAGES

 

Please click the links to see the individual page for each of our breeds.

 

You will find pictures and information about the breed, their egg production and colour, their personalities and any information particular to that breed.

 

  

We are DEFRA registered.

BREEDS WE KEEP

 

Araucana - large fowl

Pekin Bantam

Sulmtaler Bantam

Maran

Poland

Belgian Barbu Duccle

Orpington

Hybrids - various

Lavender Pekin Bantam 2 days old

PURE BREEDS


We are committed  to protecting rare pure breeds by playing a small part in UK breeding.

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HYBRIDS


We also keep hybrids  to cater for our own egg production and find many hybrids to be really friendly birds for novices.  

POULTRY WELFARE

 

We have a local poultry friendly vet for any major issues that we cannot cope with.

 

We treat minor injuries and ailments ourselves including worming etc.

 

Certain breeds we keep have feathered feet and these need regular attention to ensure they do not get compacted with mud etc.

 

Chickens often die, their lives being so much shorter than ours means dealing with death will always be an issue, stress can be a major issue and sudden death for no apparent reason does happen. Keeping your chickens in safe, clean coops and runs with proper feed and clean water will always be essential to good overall health.

 

  

Iconic brown hybridsSulmtaler Bantams