Barling Poultry

Trying to support more people to keep hens at home

Boarding With Us


Hens In Bed

If it is not convenient to give someone access to your home whilst away, or you need to arrange hen-sitting urgently or at short-notice, then why not board your chickens/ducks with us to have a holiday of their own? They will be well cared for and will stay within a house and run that will be cleaned and disinfected between 'guests'.

Hens/cockerels and ducks are welcome!


Our prices, which are fully inclusive of feed etc are as follows:-



Includes feed, treats and all care

(all housed together)


  • 1 to 6 hens - £6 per day (not per hen)
  • 7 to 12 hens - £11 per day (not per hen)
  • 13 to 20 hens - £14 per day (not per hen)
  • Up to 2 ducks - £5 per day (not per duck)
  • Up to 4 ducks - £7.50 per day (not per duck)
  • Up to 6 ducks - £10 per day (not per duck)


Why not have your hens/ducks wormed whilst they stay with us?


We can worm your hens/ducks during their stay for an additional £1.50 a day (for 7 days)

Terms & Conditions

The minimum boarding charge is £30 to cover cleaning of the housing and bedding etc.

Arrival and departure days will be charged at full daily rate, regardless of drop-off/collection times.

Cash payment is to be made at the time of booking. If for some reason you do not collect your hens/ducks on the agreed date then an additional daily fee of £10 will apply.

Practically speaking we will give your hens/ducks good care, fresh water and quality food throughout their stay BUT WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY for any death, damage, loss or injury whilst your hens/ducks are boarding with us.

Your hens/ducks will be fed good quality layers pellets during their stay (which is included in the daily boarding cost) but should you want your hens/ducks to be fed on alternative feed then you will need to supply this.

The cost is for your birds to be housed together. If you require seperate housing, then please enquire for price.

We would ask you to check your chickens over and treat for mites etc before bringing them.

Any hens/ducks uncollected, after 7 days of the agreed collection date and where no contact has been made, will become our property.

Your booking with us is your agreement to our Terms and Conditions.

We can arrange collection/return of hens/ducks for an additional fee (please contact us for price).