1st Apr 2011
Thanks for sorting the half pig out for me. I enjoyed butchering it on Sunday and I have to say that the joint I cooked on Sunday night was fantastic.
The leg is swimming in a cider brine ready for a gammon feast for some friends in May and the shoulder and back fat are just waiting for me to find the time to re-stock my meat safe in my birch tree with fresh salami and chorizo. I will have to do this again . I really fancy having an air dried ham in my safe for a year or two to see how it develops but that needs to be put in salt in September. Will you have any pigs available then?
Hook Farm Small Pet Boarding
Going on Holiday?
Away from home for a while?
We have indoor and outdoor hutches for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs, just bring your pet and we do the rest. We even store your carry cage until your return.
Pets with their own portable cage such as Hamsters, Rats, Mice, Gerbils, Degus, Chinchilas, Budgies and Parrots come in their cages and live in the dining room. We can also accomodate chickens and reptiles (not together).
We provide all the food and bedding your pets need during their stay with us. Weather permitting, rabbits and guinea pigs have access to outside runs; hamsters get exercise in a ball. This is 'Centre Parks' for pets!
To ensure that we are here when you drop off or collect your pet(s) boarding in and out is after 6.30pm on a weekday and after 11am on a Saturday. We are closed on Sundays.
This is a service we happily provide to make your holiday plans easier. Unfortunately we are unable to take ex-battery chickens unless they are fully feathered up and we cannot take hamsters in cages that have tunnels coming out of the main cage as shown in the above picture.
Payment is due on collection at the end of your holiday and may be made either cash or by cheque. There is not a deposit to be paid, but if you turn into a 'no show' where we have not been advised that the booking is cancelled, then any future bookings will be refused.
- Chickens are £1 per hen per night for up to 3 chickens and 75p per hen per night for 4 chickens or more.
- Budgies and Cockatiels are £1.50 per bird per night, Parrots are £2.50 per bird per night
- Gerbils, Hamsters, Rats, Mice and Degus are £1.50 per pet per night
- Rabbits and Guinea Pigs are £1.50 per pet per night. There is a shared cage rate of £24 per week.
Contact us from the Contact button below with your dates and type of pet to check availability of accomodation. Please use email if possible as it is much easier for our records.
Boarding chickens are housed together, but seperate from the other chickens in a house like this one in the picture. The cost is 75p per hen per night for 4 or more hens and £1 per hen per night for two or three hens.