About Us

Traditional Family Farming

Heal Farms began in May 1952 when Roger & Vera Heal purchased a 3 acre site and filled it with wooden chicken coops, housing 400 birds. In the late 1950s Roger decided to concentrate on producing point of lay pullets and to stop producing eggs. This became a very competitive business during the 12 years they were involved but it produced the funds to start the new business of Heal Eggs and so in 1965 Roger and Vera purchased Hazeldene for £15,000. Over time this became the centre of the intensive (colony) laying enterprise that is still going strong today. Rogers’ son, Tony Heal studied at Harper Adams Agricultural College for 3 years before returning home in 1986 to develop the arable side of the business. Tony’s interests at this time were more on the arable side and during the next 32 years he has expanded the acreage from 350 acres to over 6300. The farming operation is made up of owned, contract, farm business tenancy and annual farm agreements. Many of which have established long working relationships. Tony’s wife Helen joined the business in 2005, after working for a local confectionary company. The business looks set to continue to flourish, with over 450,000 laying birds and 6300 acres of arable land. Tony and Helen’s children are already taking a keen interest in the business, Both girls are now working in the food/business world to gain a broad experience before returning to the family farm.
Heal Farms
Heal Farms

Our Processes

We do things differently…

All of our produce is sold to customers through contracts, establishing both a market and a fixed price, allowing us to concentrate on service, quality and yield.

We use the latest technology for real time information to enhance the precision of our field work and the management of our birds. Yield monitoring, GPS, aerial and satellite photography help with our crops. Instant environmental, feed and water usage combined with real time imagery from our free range units aid bird welfare, management and decision making.


We are able to generate our own electricity through the use of Solar panels on the roofs of our Free Range poultry units. Thus enabling us to meet some of our voluntary environmental goals. Energy efficiency auditing is another area of major importance to us, which is already delivery significant energy usage savings. As Chicken manure is an organic by product from our bird units, we use this manure as an organic sustainable fertiliser. This provides great growth to all our crops, maintaing our fields fertility and structure as well as reducing our carbon footprint.