Welcome to Manor Farm Poultry
Home of Manor Farm Poultry and EB+JH Franks
Welcome to Manor Farm, Leasingham. Our farm shop caters for poultry keepers and gardeners, and we have an extensive range of bedding plants, poultry and animal feed stuffs.
We also have an onsite butchers who sell mostly locally sourced meat, along with our famous Lincolnshire sausage and homemade burgers.
We are a family business and we take great pride in welcoming all our customers.
Our new cafe and restaurant, The Ploughman's Barn, is now open!
Chickens for sale
|June 2021 Update: As from next week, poultry collections will be on Tuesday and Thursday between 4pm and 6pm, not Wednesday and Saturday mornings as before. If not convenient, deliveries and other collection times can be arranged by ringing Jonathan on 07488 464789.|
Manor Farm Poultry sells hundreds of chickens a year to both first-time and veteran poultry keepers. We stock several different chicken breeds available to buy, including:
- Ross Lohmann
- Silver Highline
- Black Tailed Columbian
- Manor Farm Special
- ..and many more breeds — click here to view them all!
We can deliver chickens to you (any number between 6 and 600!) or you can collect orders direct from our farm. Discounts are available on large orders.
We also sell everything you'll need to look after your chickens day-to-day. Take a look at our chicken care page.
Our farm business began in 1933, started by Mrs P. Franks who ran Manor Farm until 1956 when her son Mr Brian Franks took over (although he had already been helping for several years).
During the war, one of his jobs before going to school was to take the day's deliveries to Sleaford Station on a pony and trap, for onward delivery to customers. In those days, the cost of a pullet was 15/- (75p) with half a crown per crate for the railway.
The business grew and prospered throughout the 60's and into the 70's when farming practice started to change, with everything becoming more intensive. The business continued by selling in smaller numbers to gardeners and allotment keepers, and building the trade sales up to the present day.
Mr Brian Franks passed away in 2017 and the farm is now run by his son, Jonathan, and his small team of helpers. We offer help and support to first time keepers and advice to anybody who has any queries.