UK Llamas has a variety of resident poultry and waterfowl, from the common to the rather more unusual.
After buying our first incubator in 2011 we began learning how to hatch and rear birds, sourcing eggs from local poultry auctions and breeders from all over the country.
We now sell our chickens eggs on the roadside!
Rheas (related to the ostrich, emu and cassowary) were a fitting addition to UK Llamas, as like llamas, alpacas and guanaco - they are also native to South America.
We have 3 rheas, 2 males and 1 female. Females lay large golden yellow eggs in a scrape in the ground and the male sits on the eggs, rearing the chicks.
Our female is a lovely gentle bird - however the dominant males during the breeding season are terrors and given a wide berth along the fence!
Poultry & Waterfowl
Our domestic poultry are our pride and joy who get spoilt rotten with treats and titbits. In return they supply us with beautiful eggs.
We have owned a variety of breeds during our time on the farm, here is a selection of our favourites.
Nala's rhea eggs, the fresher the more yellow.