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Friday, June 11, 2010

Egg-laying hens on sale at Dobbies

Families with a taste for the 'good life' can now combine fruit and veg growing with producing their own eggs by visiting two garden centres in the North East.
Dobbies centres in Ponteland and Birtley have started selling egg-laying hens after a trial in six of its stores.
Hens are now on sale at 15 of Dobbies' 25 stores, after 1,000 were sold during the trial, allowing people to create the ultimate green supply chain of fresh eggs straight from garden to breakfast table.
Chicken coops have also entered Dobbies' top 20 best selling lines.
The company has also reported a 27% increase in May in sales of grow your own fruit and vegetables, which it claims is further evidence that a major trend towards self-sufficiency looks set to stay.
Source: Journal Live