Chickens

Did you know there are more chickens on earth than people, around 25 billion. There are also more chickens than any other bird species!

We have three breeds for you to meet at Occombe. The super fluffy silkies named due to their feathers being more like fine hair than the usual feathers of a chicken. There are the black australorps who have the most beautiful black shiny feathers that gleam iridescent green in the sun. Lastly there’s the buff orpingtons, with their golden-yellow colour, a heritage breed and on the Rare Breed Survival Trust’s chicken watchlist.

Come and meet them on the animal paddocks trail.