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Family owned since the 1950s

Based on the existing hatchery site at Cote in Oxfordshire, P.D. Hook has grown to become the largest independent hatchery company in the UK. Watch our video below.

Welcome to P.D. Hook

We currently produce poultry across the full spectrum including Organic, Free Range, Freedom Foods, Oakham and Red Tractor.

We are committed to ongoing investment in our production facilities. This will ensure we have an efficient farming base to meet the standards required by the retail sector and consumers.

Our Companies

Everything you need.

We operate a fully integrated business supply chain in partnership with the world’s leading breeding and feed companies, Aviagen, Cobb, Hubbard, ABN and 2Agriculture. This enables us to produce, manage and control the process to the highest possible standards, involving each stage of the production process from rearing through to growing.

Join us.

Looking for a new opportunity?

We are always on the look out for new recruits at our various locations across the UK. If you’re looking for a new challenge and would love to know more, check out our open vacancies by searching our careers board.

Red Tractor Approved

Driving the poultry industry forward.

P.D. Hook are proud to be Red Tractor Assurance approved.

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While studying a degree in Agriculture, specialising in Livestock Production at Hartpury University, P.D. Hook gave me the opportunity to do a placement on rearing and breeding farms, as well as in Cote hatchery, allowing me to gain valuable experience in the industry. After completing my degree, I expressed interest in working in a hatchery nearer home and was offered a position at Gunness Hatchery. I was later given the role of Trainee Hatchery Manager and, when a position became available, I was promoted to Assistant Hatchery Manager at 21 years old, only a year after starting at Gunness. The company has been supportive and helped me to achieve my goals in the industry.

Rosie Finney | Assistant Hatchery Manager | P.D. Hook


My current role is a long term training and development program which increases my experience and responsibility over time, which in turn gives me an opportunity to immerse myself in all areas of the Business and hopefully progress when the time is right. I have been very lucky that the Company has arranged for me to study for an SVQ Level 3 qualification in Poultry Production which is a mixture of study and work based learning. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working for Hook2Sisters and am very excited for what the future holds.

James Orrock | Farm Manager | Hook2Sisters