Everything you need to keep your poultry safe and warm
Poultry Housing and Bedding
Getting the right enclosure for your birds is essential. It provides shelter from the elements as well as protection from predators like Mr. Fox. Chickens also require a roosting bar to sleep on every night and ideally a nest box to lay their eggs in.
At the Poultry Centre we hand-pick the best poultry housing from suppliers across the country, so that you find an enclosure that will keep your birds warm and safe for years to come. Our wooden coop range is top quality, British made and has a 10-year life span. Alternatively, our plastic coops come from the brand leader, Omlet, and are durable, easy to clean and look great in your garden. We also sell good quality duck houses and quail enclosures.
Whatever you need, our team will talk you through all the options to get you the right house for your birds.
Once you have chosen your coop, it’s time to choose bedding that will keep your birds comfy, warm and healthy.
When you’re choosing bedding for chickens, duck and other poultry it needs to be absorbent and mustn’t compact down. Absorbent bedding such as wood shavings, or a proprietary bedding, will help to prevent mites and other nasties from infecting your birds. Damp bedding is harmful to poultry because it encourages bacteria and releases ammonia which damages the bird’s respiratory system and causes eye problems. You should never use bark chippings or hay as they contain spores which can cause respiratory issues.
On average you will need to clean out your coop once a week. It’s important to keep the nooks and crevices of the coop clean and watch for signs of red mite or other pests.
When putting fresh bedding in, it is good practice to coat the corners of the coop, the perches (where they attach to the coop) and the bedding itself with mite powder.
Amazing selection of plants and the biggest display of succulents I have seen. Even poultry if that’s your thing.Other outlets on site inc pet store and vintage bric a brac. Well worth a visit.
15:37 09 Sep 19
Nice place, lots of things to look at
11:07 18 Aug 19
As we buy all of our chicken and duck food from here the young lad in poultry section was very knowledgeable about the feed and stock and could not have been more helpful
07:54 21 Jul 19
Fabulous choice of things to see and buy. Amazing staff who are all friendly and helpful.The store card has great discount.We will come often even though we live 30 miles away😉
08:50 05 Jul 19
Brilliant garden centre!
15:10 23 Jun 19
A fantastic garden centre. Staff are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing is to much, they will spend time with you showing you round the plants to get just what you need with plenty of advice given. Definitely worth a visit.
15:27 28 Feb 19
friendly and helpful staff, a well stocked with real ale from local brewers
22:49 07 Feb 19
Lovely place great staff great food all superb experience
17:22 02 Feb 19
Always a great cup of coffee and delicious breads and cakes.
08:47 31 Jan 19
Staff very friendly have been there many times to purchase poultry very happy
18:24 08 Dec 18
Great staff, great food - fantastic value! We will be back again :)
13:32 29 Aug 18
Helpful polite friendly staff, quality plants, great cafe, what more could you need.
16:45 31 Jul 18
loved the frock & shoe shop. Very different than the high street shops
11:41 09 Jun 18
Nice little garden centre, nice cafe/restaurant, some shops selling shoes dresses bric~ a ~brag, etc.
16:44 12 May 18
Great cafe. Staff very friendly and helpful. The menu is traditional fare well turned out.
14:52 30 Mar 18
Nice place to stop for lunch especially in the summer as there is outdoor seating (although limited), sells anything garden related from compost to quails
13:20 01 Feb 18
It’s a very good place to get your Christmas trees from!!! I get mine form there every year and it makes Christmas that little bit more special for me and my family!!! Thanks bell plantation!!?
10:58 17 Dec 17
Great café, helpful for people with allergies, could do with better coffee though. Great place to wander for ages and lots of beautiful things to buy... Including chickens! ?
08:58 05 Nov 17
Food gem in garden centre delivers a relaxing environment, good choice of snacks from full breakfast to lunchtime specials at sensible prices.
13:16 31 Oct 17
Great restaurant. Excellent food and friendly service
09:51 11 Oct 17
Visited for lunch yesterday. Café excellent. However, I was then overcharged for an item in The Shoe cabin's supposed sale. The cashier actually wrote a higher price on the tag, explaining that the existing price of £31.00 was 'a mistake'...She then wrote £44.00 on the tag before applying the sale discount!! I don't believe that this is legal? My friend and I were stunned with disbelief!read more
10:23 15 Sep 17
If you have not yet visited you are missing out! This is a fantastic place to go and explore. The garden centre has a great range of plants fro sure but this place offers much more. A poultry centre where you can view all types of poultry up close and buy some for your own supply of eggs! The cafe is tastefully created using old reclaimed brick and offers a great range of food and drinks. Then there are the other shops on site ranging from a wedding shop to a reptile centre where you often see snakes out in the open!read more
14:20 14 Sep 17
Really enjoyed our visit. Lovely shopping experience especially the Frock and Shoe shop.
15:27 13 Sep 17
Very pleasant. Fantastic food, very friendly staff, lots to see and experience including the chicken!
18:13 24 Aug 17
Had a meeting here nice place a little vintage cafe. Wifi was broken but very nice latte and not too expensive
18:20 21 Aug 17
Good food. Pleasant seating. Value for money.
17:34 21 Aug 17
Well laid out with everything you would expect from a garden centre. Excellent breakfast offering
10:12 19 Aug 17
I love this place - I meet my girlfriends here every Wednesday for lunch because the food is so delicious and the staff so friendly (can get busy sometimes but this is well managed in our experience). Thoroughly recommend it to all!
12:02 02 Aug 17
A our first visit to the Bell Plantation Garden Centre. Ideal place to stop for food and refreshments as it is located on a major road. Staff were very friendly and polite. Food was very good and well prepared. The beetroot spinach quiche was full of flavour. We sat outside but our bench didn't have a parasol and it got very hot and difficult to see as the white table reflected the sun light.read more
18:03 09 Jul 17
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