Ashley Game Farm

Supplying Many UK Shoots & Game Rearers

Phone Number: 01769 520226

Game Hatchery in the UK

Ashley Game Farm is one of the few remaining large breeding pheasant and partridge hatchery farms in the UK. Have a look around our website, or give us a call for more information about our partridge and pheasant hatchery farm in Devon and Hereford.

A new hatchery was planned in 2000. This involved a modern steel-framed building, an increased electricity supply, new incubators and hatchers, tray wash, chick counter etc.

With a huge investment facing us, it was decided to phase the hatchery so as to make it reasonably self-funding. Every year since 2001, the hatchery has increased productions inside the original modular building, to the extent that we now have a hatching capacity for  410,000 eggs per week, along with further investment in  a second location at Tarrington, Hereford.

Our facilities include:

  • The Ashley Egg Wash (available to buy)
  • Temperature Controlled Egg Store
  • Egg Fumigation Cabinets
  • Filtered Air Supply
  • Automated Tray Washing
  • Chick Counter
  • Fully Automatic Candling & Egg Transfer
  • Egg Setting Machine

The chick counter counts all chicks off the conveyor with 100% accuracy to ensure that all customers have a full complement and including the customary 2% FREE of charge on delivery. Different species of pheasant eggs are segregated into separate incubators and hatchers to avoid breed mixing.

Hatching is carried out twice a week.  Around 80,000 chicks are retained at Ashley Game Farm every week.

To see a tour of our state-of-the-art hatchery, please watch the short video above.

eggs in hatchery
tray of pheasant eggs
egg setting suction cups