Helen's Happy Hens

Pure breed Chickens, Bantams, Cockerels, Hatching Eggs and Pigmy Goats for sale.

The Farm

We are a family run farm in the heart of the English countryside on the border of Essex and Suffolk. We produce all our own eggs and our Hens and Cockerels are treated like pets.

We started the chicken farm around 5 years ago with just a few hens to begin with. 

We have many varieties of beautiful birds and hatching eggs for sale by appointment only.

Hens & Chickens

All eggs are believed fertile, turned daily and will be packaged in polystyrene boxes when posted.


Speckled Sussex Chicken

Speckled Sussex

The Speckled Sussex has a great personality, they are docile, pretty, friendly, curious, intelligent and fantastic egg layers.

Blue Splash Brahma

Blue Splash Brahma

The Brahma originated from America and were bred for egg laying and meat.
They are large placid trusting birds that are easily tamed. They do not fly so fencing doesn’t have to be high just fox proof. They are not a noisy breed as they are not fanatic crowers. They will lay around 4/5 eggs per week and unlike other breeds they often lay through October to May

Crested Cream Legbar

The Crested Cream Legbar are a small to medium size breed. The female has a tufted crest on the top of her head.
They are friendly curious birds and lay a large number of blue-green eggs which are large in size and can number 230 per year.
An advantage of this breed is that they are an autosexing breed so you know the sex of the day old chicks. The boys are grey and the girls are dark brown with a distinctive strip.

Blue Orpington

A very docile placid bird that tolerates being handled thus making it an ideal back garden pet for children.

Due to their size, they are not very flighty, or agile so high fencing is not required.


They look large but this is actually due to a very thick layer of soft feathers. They are not the best of layers may be only laying approximately 130 eggs per annum.

Light Sussex

The Light Sussex chicken is a docile but alert but breed that are good foragers that can adapt to any surrounding easily. They lay large eggs which are cream to light brown in colour. The Light Sussex is one of the oldest breeds that are still in existence today.

Silver Spangled Hamburg

The Silver Spangled Hamburg is a small or medium-sized breed. With slender legs and a neat rose comb. Ring size is 16 mm for cocks and 15 mm for hens. Eleven different colour varieties are recognised in Germany and Holland, including Silver Spangled, Golden Spangled, Golden Pencilled, Citron Pencilled, Silver Pencilled, White, Black and Citron Spangled six of these are included in the American standard of perfection. Penciled breeds are smallest and self-coloured birds are largest. There are also Bantam Hamburgs.

Buff Orpington

Buff Orpington

The Buff Orpington are non flying gentle giants of the chicken world. They are calm and brave and lay around 200 – 280 eggs per year. Pullets start to lay around 5-7 months of age, they lay medium to large brown eggs.

Silver Laced Orpington

Silver Laced Orpington

The Silver Laced Orpington is a very popular breed for families, despite their amazing size they are a quiet cuddly loving breed. Their feathers are dark with a beautiful silver lacing around the edge.

Get in touch

Contact us for more information and prices on what chicken breeds, bantams and hatching eggs are available.



Helens Happy Hens,
Homefield Lodge,
Tey Road, Earls Colne,
Essex, CO6 2LD

By Phone

0783 3980158

0777 4486624