The Gatemaker Recommends

The Greyhound in Wigginton near Tring serves excellent food in an informal atmosphere – the best steak in the

La Chouette in Westlington near Dinton for a fine dining experience with a difference – superb game and seafood and a Chef / Proprietor with a character all his own! We love it!

Jonathan Portman Racing – this is where we have Lily In Pink trained.  Her record so far is recommendation enough for Jonny’s talents.  He loves horses and he spends time with them.

Keith’s Orp’s –
Keith Gibbons is a breeder of all types of Orpington poultry. The Gatemakers recommends Keith’s Orps as a quality and reliable source of all types of Orington poultry. Our “Studleigh” hen houses are available through Keith’s Orps. Studleigh is one of our cockerels and this hen house is named after him. Please see our gallary for images of this unusual hen house.

Keith’s Orpingtons enjoy as much of a free range life as is practical to keep them safe.

They are housed in small breeding groups in 25 metre by 10 metre grass runs so they have access to fresh air, fresh grass and this way have plenty of exercise to keep them fit and active.

They are friendly, well handled and treated as part of the family. They are fed on breeders pellets with an afternoon treat of mixed corn.

They are cleaned out every day, regularly wormed, have a weekly addition of poultry spice and cider vinegar and love nothing better than a treat of fresh greens, apples and meal worms.

The Gatemakers has recently aquired 4 of Keith’s “Exhibition” class pullets and although it’s snowing and icy all are laying eggs every day. They are beautiful and a real credit to Keith’s breeding talents.