Boschveld Hens

Boschveld Indigenous hens

Where Red Barn’s laying hens come from

Boschveld Indigenous Free Range Eggs are laid in Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) in the Limpopo Province, South Africa and we supply a wide range of customers in Gauteng and beyond. Our free-range eggs are produced in unspoilt bushveld where our chickens are fed a 100% vegetarian diet with no added hormones or colorants.

The chickens are hand fed and the eggs are collected by hand daily from the laying nest boxes and then put on a mule cart and delivered to our pack station.

Our eggs are fully accredited with BRC (British Retail Consortium- the standard the European Retailers use such as Mark’s and Spencer’s) and Globalgap – a Global Farming Standard. This ensures the highest standards of animal welfare and production methods. Boschveld eggs have a full HACCP policy. All our customers appreciate our finest quality free range eggs that are farmed with a conscience and passion.

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  1. I have seen your poultry farm at your website and get an interest in selling eggs,so i need info pls help

  2. I am in the throes of developing a chicken & egg producing ! I have many outhouses & plenty of good fertile land. I want to produce good quality free range eggs also 1 day old chicks & point of lay. My place is just outside Rustenburg where many chicken farms are situated, but mostly on larger scales & for the ‘slaughter’ market, which of course is not the way I want to go. Organically & free range breeding is my hearts desire…where & how to start is my main concern….perhaps you Guys would consider passing some info on to me….I am disabled but can still get around…I have ideas for feeders & waterers…but so many questions to ask. My place is 500mtrs. from the main N4 highway which serves Swartruggens, Zeerust, Botswana & of course Namibia….I believe this could be a huge advantage in developing the kind of market I envisage, a visit to your place can be arranged if necessary & you Guys would be willing to share with me some of your knowledge…..thanking you in advance !!!

  3. hie
    My name is Arshford Amon i am from Harare Zimbabwe i have recently learnt about Boschveld. My interest is to have full knowledge about your laying chickens because myself i am into poultry business and i keep hyline laying chickens, so i would like to make some comparison maybe i may start to keep some from you.
    I will be glad to have information about your chickens, where i can get them locally, what are the basic for keeping chickens from you and any other information that maybe useful.
    Your response will be greatly appreciated.
    Yours faithfully
    Arshford Amon

  4. i need to buy fertilized eggs for austrolops,ovambo, potch kokoek, and venda, i am ased in lesotho, i am prepared to come to your premises,please give me your physical address and phone contacts of your switchboard, my cell fone number is 0026662850532.

  5. i have been doing lot of reading.may you please do video of this BOSCHVELD chickens. please

  6. I need to buy fertilized eggs for Boschveld, Black or Blue austrolops, white laced wyndotte, I am Silence in Zimbabwe, I am prepared to come to your premises.

    I would be most grateful if you get in touch with me.

    thank you


  7. Author

    Hi and thanks for your inquiry. We are based in George, Western Cape. Fertilized eggs do not travel well. We only have limited supplies of eggs at the moment as our chickens are molting. You can try Boschveld in Limpopo

  8. Iam an entrepreneur who is looking for hundred and twenty point of lay hens.I’m situated at Kwa litho Rapotokwane.just next to settlers.the business has to start on the first of June.

  9. Author

    Sorry we don’t sell point of lay hens! Good luck with your venture!

  10. Your Comment I want to buy free range layer where can I buy them

  11. Hellow BOSCHVELD CHICKENS team….my name is THABO LEMOGANG from Mahalapye ,Botswana..i have recently learnt alot about interest is to have a fully knowledge about how to start such a business…….am willing to start my own business through finance assistance from our government initiative scheme known as YDF so can u plis help me with quotations of day old chickens….& incubators……1 more thing I wud lyk to know is..(don’t u ve AGENTS in BOTSWANA whom u can easily connect me to for more information ??????

    thnx alot n ve an enjoyable blessed day.

  12. Author

    Sorry we don’t sell laying hens or day olds or fertilized eggs!

  13. Author

    Sorry we don’t sell laying hens or day olds or fertilized eggs.

  14. Good Day,
    My name is Eino Mwatanhele, living in Namibia. I have seen and learned a lot about Boschveld Chickens and I am now interested in making business of chickens here in Namibia. please provide me with information how to get eggs/chickens from you.

    Kind regards

  15. Thabo… my facebook page “la k’s farm (pty) ltd..i have put all my contact detail on my page.wil tok.i am in gabs

  16. Author

    Sorry we don’t sell eggs or live chickens and unfortunately we can’t export yet!

  17. Author

    Sorry we cant help you as we don’t export at the moment! Thanks for your comments and good luck

  18. very much interested in the gerplasm (eggs and live chickens) including the astrolop. we have started an indigenous poutry rearing and research at Lupane University, Zimbabwe. Pleases help
    =263 831 944 or contact me on email

  19. Author

    Hello, thanks for your message. Unfortunately I do not have time to help all the people who ask me via email. I can assist you with your project on a consultancy basis. I charge ZAR1000.00 per day all expenses paid. I would be happy to fly to Zambia if the University would pay! Thanks again and good luck with your project. Regards, Lindy

  20. Hello good day
    I am in Namibia I am a chicken farmer just started in June 2015 I would like your good company to assist me where I can get eggs I have already have the incubator machine which can accommodate 1000 eggs and the other one can take up 350 please help me I would like to buy if you send to Namibia that will be good and prices if is possible.

    Hope to hear from you


  21. If Boschvelder eggs are hatched, will the offsprings be Boschvelder again and perform like their parents?
    Would be grateful with your answer.

  22. Author

    Yes they will be even stronger as they will have learnt from their parents about dangers that are local to you.

  23. Hi I am interested in raising free range chickens and i am looking for breeding stock Can i get Boschveld chickens fertilized eggs

  24. hello
    I would like to buy feed,are you not selling or where can i get it?

    thank you

  25. Hi my name is Suprise im selling eggs and im staying in gauteng i want to know how much is per 30 and where i can find u

  26. Hi lindy, i would like to know a bit more on this breed. How hardy is it, what kind of diseases affect it and how long to maturity?? also is it good if kept for meat???

  27. i am very much interested in knowing more about chicken production from incubating Boschveld eggs.Can you deliver to zimbabwe,and what is your price and minimum order.

  28. Hello Lindy,

    I would like to know if now you are able to sell hens to Botswana, If yes please give me directions on how to arrive at your farm

  29. Nice information and images of the boschveld indigenous chickens. Those images
    make me want to jump into the farm and experience the farm life with the chickens in the range! A long time fan of your farm and lurker on this website 🙂

  30. Author

    They are very hardy and suited to the African climate. They make excellent eating from about 30 weeks old.

  31. Author

    We are in George, which is VERY far from you.. good luck with your business!

  32. Hi I have recently acquired 10 boschveld hens for home use. They are replacing my old koek koek hens. They are very active and pretty and about 4 months old now. They are housed in an area about 5 m x 3.5 m. I want to open up their house so they can have access to my stable yard and paddocks during the day. When they are laying what time should they be let out in the mornings and will they all automatically come back to the sleeping area at night? Thanks for your help.

  33. Author

    They are old enough now, and used to their sleeping place, so you can let them out without fear. They will come back to roost. I would let them out every morning at about 10am, when most hens have laid their eggs. Feed them in the sleeping area! Good Luck! 🙂

  34. Hi i am looking for the laying hens as long as they are at the point of laying so help pls

  35. i want to buy hens that lay eggs can you assist am at Limpopo Tzaneen

  36. Hi am staying at Hammanskraal and dealing with eggs I need help cause there is a lot of demand and I only have 350 layers chickens can you please sell me 120hens

  37. Hie we are in Kimberly where can i get this boshveld hens about 50 .

  38. Author

    We only sell in the Western Cape and we don’t sell live chickens at all, sorry!

  39. Author

    We only sell in the Western Cape and we don’t sell live chickens at all, sorry!

  40. Author

    We only sell in the Western Cape and we don’t sell live chickens at all, sorry!

  41. Hi
    I need 36 000 indigenous chickens which are 2 months old cockerels and pullets.
    If you have please send a quotation. I am in Swaziland.
    Thank you

  42. I’m looking for different types of broiler to buy. I’m in Pretoria

    From brahma,austrolop,batams etc.

  43. We have tried to start our own chicken farm ne and my brather” so the person who was selling the chickens (bushveld) for us, he gave us mix types of chickens: Bushveld, free lounge and kaalnek.So those chikens were affecting each ather, and fighting each ather until they dai

  44. Author

    Sorry to hear they are fighting. Normally the type of chicken won’t affect if they fight or not. Mainly the roosters fight! Each rooster needs about 10 hens to keep him happy. Maybe you have too many BOYS!!

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