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Holme Park Game Hatcheries,
Heathlands Road,
RG40 3AJ

T: 01189 782911 (Office)

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Day Olds

Normally the first hatch is during the first week in May and we can supply chicks as soon hatching starts. We have seven hatchers at Holme Park and an hour before they are removed from the trays the chicks are sprayed with a probiotic called Aviguard, which gives the chicks a good gut flora, and hence a better start in life.


We grade and pack chicks once they have dried off and absorbed the Aviguard. Around 50% of each hatch is allocated to be sold as day-olds with the best ones picked for the customers. The rest go out into the rearing fields.

The chicks are boxed (34 to a box which incorporates 2% extra free of charge) and go to the chick room, where they stay overnight before being dispatched to the customers.

We use cardboard boxes, which are not re-used as we've found this works best from a bio-security point of view. Spending a night in the boxes in the temperature controlled chick room gives the chicks time to strengthen and absorb yolk.

To find out more about our rearing process please see Our Hatching & Rearing Process Please call us to let us know your requirement on 01189 782911 or email us by clicking here