I am looking to buy chickens for eggs. I live in Airdrie in North Lanarkshire. Can people please offer advice on where to buy them and what is the best kind. My wife would like ex battery chickens but i cant find any up here.
My Grandfather used to keep chickens during the War, and he reckoned the best ones were Rode Island Reds. But where you can get them I don't know. How about the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (or equivalent), they probably would know, or best yet visit a farm that has chickens, they'll know.
I have kept free range chickens, 100 birds, the breed was Black Rock, they produce lovely brown shells and a deep orange yolk,customers came from miles to buy them, they are a very hardy bird and carry on laying year after year, have included web address.