Johnstons Poultry

attractively coloured hens
for garden or free range

Johnstons of Mountnorris Hatcheries – celebrating 60 years in the poultry industry.

With six decades of experience in breeding, hatching and rearing hens you can be sure of healthy, happy birds from Johnstons.
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Grace Elizabeth Righton receives her award from Honours Graduate Lauren Johnston.
Grace Elizabeth Righton receives her award from  Lauren Johnston.

Harper Adams University Award

To celebrate six decades of successful poultry breeding, hatching and rearing Johnstons presented a trophy to Harper Adams University for the best Honours Poultry Research Project.
It was awarded to Honours Graduate Ms. Grace Elizabeth Righton from Worcestershire for her research project into the health of the internal organs of birds on four farms and was presented, along with an atlas of the world to Grace by Honours Graduate Lauren Johnston.

Muriel Johnston shows Joe Mahon, presenter of Lesser Spotted Ulster around the hatchery.
Grace Elizabeth Righton receives her award from  Lauren Johnston.

Heritage Breeds on UTV's Lesser Spotted Ulster

We were delighted to welcome the folk from the television programme Lesser Spotted Ulster to our hatchery. During the programme Muriel Johnston  demonstrated the hatching, sexing and vaccination processes that have been refined over her lifetime's experience of breeding and rearing hens.

Our Breeds

  • Diamond Heritage layer breeds
  • Suitable for free range or garden production
  • Excellent egg producers