Hens For Pets, a little history ...

Hens for Pets is the online trading name of The Poultry Centre (Notts) Ltd. For more than 10 years we have been supplying birds, coops, feeds and infact all you needed to set up with a few chooks in the back garden, together with lots of help and advice along the way. Initially based opposite the IKEA Retail Park in Giltbrook, Notts, we relocated to the Ravenshead Plant Centre, in Ravenshead, Notts, over 3 years ago. As demand has grown for our poultry and hen boarding services, we have decided to specialise in these areas for 2018.


What Hens for Pets now offer ...hens, ducks, geese, housing & hen boarding

We supply Hybrid Laying Hens, from everyday brown layers to a mixed coloured flock or blue egg layers, at POL all fully vaccinated, wormed and ready to go. We breed Bantams and pure breed large fowl, Mareks Vaccinated and Wormed with Flubenvet, and reared outside on grass to give healthy happy hens. We also breed a variety of Ducks and Ebden Geese.  All our pure breeds are available to purchase as Hatching Eggs, for collection or via the post. We do not buy pure breed birds in 'to sell on', or purchase from Markets, the pure breeds we sell are reared by ourselves and all the images on this website are of our own birds.

We provide Hen Holidays, a Hen Boarding Service for hens (including Cockerels), Ducks and Geese.

We supply Solway recycled plastic Hen Houses in several sizes, from 2 to 12 birds and Walk-in Runs, so your birds can be mite free and happy with sufficient room while safely away from the fox.

To view and purchase birds and housing, call Teresa on 07860 436586 or email Appointments can be made to purchase birds and housing directly from our farm, 5 mins from J27 of the M1, or alternatively from the Ravenshead Plants Centre where 'bird sales' will be held two weekends a month from March until October. Please note that birds are not held at the Plant Centre permanently and are only available to purchase from the shop there on specified weekends, dates will be posted on the Notice Board, on the right hand side of our Home page.

The prices for hens on this site are for collection only. Please bring along a suitable carrier, we do supply cardboard pet carriers at £2.50ea, they are suitable for two Hybrids or 3 Bantams.

Our popular free Chicken Keeping Workshops will continue to be offered from Spring to Autumn 2018, at the Ravenshead Plant Centre, full details can be found under "Chicken Keeping Workshops," and again on the Home page Notice Board.

So for birds, hatching eggs, coops or boarding.... ring Teresa on 07860 436586 or email


Feeds & Supplies

Feeds, Bedding, Woodchips and general everyday supplies are still available from the Ravenshead Plant Centre. Gary Richmond-Dixon, under his new business, Ravenshead Poultry Supplies, continues to offer the brands so popular with Hens for Pets customers, Garvo, Bearts and Organic pellets together with a few extras. Gary has extended the opening hours to six days a week, from Tuesday to Sunday 10am until 4pm, so greater flexibility for your visit !

For feeds and general husbandry supplies ring Gary on 07935 604320 or email also on facebook


Ravenshead Plant Centre & Nursery

The Ravenshead Plant Centre & Nursery is a traditional garden centre has been based here in north Nottinghamshire for a number of years. The Garden Centre has built a reputation for friendly helpful service and knowledgable advice, so if its bedding plants or vegetable Plants there is a great selection to choose from. Also available are fruit trees, shrubs, conifers, top soil, turf & compost.

If you would like to contact the Ravenshead Plant Centre, please call Warren on 07710 602276.