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About Us

We are a small family business based in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside. Three generations of AA McIntyre are currently working here on the farm – the youngest not yet at school, but definitely the keenest of all!

Buying poultry directly from ourselves, you can be assured that your hens are coming from a healthy environment and are naturally reared with the highest welfare standards at the heart of everything that we do. We even deliver them personally to your door, to make sure that they arrive with you in the same excellent condition that we have them here at home. And of course, if you are local to us, just give us a ring and you can come along and choose your own birds.

The hen houses that we stock are the best that we have found, and we have been in this business for a while! They are made of tanalised tongue and groove wood, which, as a natural product which breathes, provides the healthiest environment for hens and other birds to thrive. The houses are well ventilated, sturdy, stylish and secure – and if you go for the slide out floor option, then they are really easy to clean as well, which is always a bonus!

If you are just thinking about starting with hens, please feel free to contact us with any questions that you have – most of our customers are small holders, or people who just keep a few hens, either as a hobby or to provide eggs for the family, and many of these people come back to us, when they are looking to try a different breed or expand their flock, or just for advice on a whole range of poultry related issues. And of course we are happy to oblige!

Here on the farm, our poultry live happily along side our prize winning fold of pedigree highland cattle and our free range pigs. Our own highland beef, pork and of course free range chicken, is on sale at Farmers markets across west/central Scotland (look for the Cedar Cottage brand!, and our website which is coming soon). We look forward to hearing from you!