Welcome to Poultry Matters


Poultry Matters is a small family run business based in North Cumbria. Our small holding is situated on the foothills of the Lake District's Skiddaw mountain range. We are 30 minutes drive from the M6 motorway. Carlisle, Penrith, Keswick, the west coast and South West Scotland are no more than an hours' drive away.

Like many others, we have been bitten by the poultry keepers bug. We started with a few ex-battery hens and six Black Rocks and now have over 80 breeding birds with at least two strains of each breed. We have four varieties of pure bred birds all hatched and reared by ourselves on the farm.

We now also have some stunning hybrid birds that are bred to lay very good numbers of eggs and they look good too! We have a lovely selection of colours. They come in Blue/Grey, Black, Sussex (black and white) and Speckeldy.

Please get in touch if you would like any more information or simply need advice. We are always willing to help - if you like talking 'hens' then this is the place for you!

 Photographs of the pure breeds,TuftiBELS ,ducks and geese on this website are of our own birds.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Introducing our TuftiBEL®
                                                                                                                                                   Please check out the "TuftiBEL" page on this website
                                                                                                                                                            New and Exclusive to Poultry Matters

                                                                                                                                             We hope you enjoy browsing through our web site and thank you for visiting us today.  

                                                                                                              If you are interested in buying any of our birds then please refer to the "Pricing and Availability" page on this web site.

                                                                                                                                                              Andrew and Julie Smaile & Family