A family owned business P.D. Hook (Hatcheries) Ltd was founded in the 1950s when the UK poultry industry was in its infancy. Head office is located on the existing site at Cote in Oxfordshire. It has grown to become the largest independent hatchery company in the UK and a major player in the UK poultry market.
How we work
We are an integrated agricultural business with rearing, breeding, hatching and growing operations throughout the UK. We are capable of producing 9 million day old chicks and growing 6 million chickens a week from our regional sites in Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, East Anglia, Devon, Scotland and Wales. We currently produce chickens across the full spectrum of growing programs including Standard, Freedom Foods, Oakham, Free Range and Organic.
Our mission statement is “to remain a major supplier of agricultural solutions to the UK Poultry Industry and Retail Sector, providing our Customers with best cost, quality solutions that add value to their business while fulfilling the expectations of all our stakeholders”.
Our skilled staff and fully equipped hatcheries ensure our customers receive chicks that are of the highest standard. With a quality assurance program utilising all available modern techniques and with a wealth of experience and expertise, P.D. Hook is well placed for the future.