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April 1, 2020 | Latest News | No Comments

To confirm availability please Call or Text (+61 407 659927). This page is updated regularly. Please bring a suitable box or pet carrier to transport your chickens home. We accept cash, EFTPOS or credit card (2% surcharge).

Point of Lay Hybrids (16-20 weeks)-onset of lay 20 weeks*

Hyline Brown Pullets -$30 AVAILABLE APRIL 24TH PLEASE TEXT NAME AND QUANTITY

Chicken Supplier for Sale at Evans Chickens
We have all supplies needed for chickens except the coop.

If you have contacted us via text and are on our lists we have stock arriving APRIL 8TH & 16TH – WE WILL SEND YOU A TEXT MESSAGE TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT FOR COLLECTION BY ONE MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD

Hybrid White Leghorn Pullets -SOLD OUT

Hybrid Australorp Pullets -SOLD OUT

Pure Breed Pullets – onset of lay is 24 weeks old*

16 WEEK Old Pullets-  Pure Breed Light sussex Vaccinated for Mareks, Fowl Pox, MG & Coryza $70 LIMITED STOCK

13 WEEK Old Pullets-  Pure Breed Australorp or Light sussex or Vaccinated for Mareks, Fowl Pox, MG & Coryza $60 AVAILABLE APRIL 3RD & 13 WEEK OLD ON APRIL 3RD THESE NEED TO BE IN THEIR OWN PEN TIL 18 WEEKS OLD AND ON GROWER FEED 20KG FOR $30.

11 WEEK Old Pullets-  Pure Breed Australorp or Light sussex or Barred Rock, Vaccinated for Mareks, Fowl Pox, MG & Coryza SOLD OUT

Eggs & Roosters

Fertile Pure Breed Black Australorp Eggs $7 / egg including postage (min 6) or $55 / dozen pickup WAITLIST

Fertile Pure Breed Barred Plymouth Rock Eggs $7 / egg including postage (min 6) or $55 / dozen pickup WAITLIST

Fertile Pure Breed Light Sussex Eggs AVAILABLE IN SPRING

Roosters – Light Sussex $60-$100, Australorp $60-$100 & Barred Rock $60-$100

*Onset of lay for pullets is dependent on correct feed, sunlight access and a stress free environment.

At Evans Chickens we have been in the business of supplying chickens for your backyard for many years . In the last few weeks we have seen unprecedented demand for backyard chickens and have been working hard to supply our customers. We have been overwhelmed with calls and texts, please be patient and if you are on our waiting list please send of a follow up text. We have plenty of stock of feed and chicken accessories.

We stock all items for chickens except their coop.

We are now asking that customers come to our business by appointment only. Please contact us via text to book an appointment. We ask that only 1 member of your household get out of the vehicle and that our customers respect the social distance requirements. We believe that it is important protect all of our health when at our property and we sanitize all of our equipment between customers.

Hybrid Laying Hens

We are currently sold out of our hybrid stock. We have been working close with our suppliers and we have got planned arrivals of new stock for the following dates –

24 th of April: Hyline Brown layers (like the isa brown). These are $30 each and 16-18 weeks old. More stock is coming April 24th and if you would like to be on the wait list for April 24th send a text with April 24th as the first words.

We have a delivery April 8th & April 18th and if you are on our wait list, we will be in contact or text us April 6th to confirm collection time. If you are on our waiting list please follow up with us closer to April 6th. We will be in contact with you about collection of your layers – please bring a box or pet carrier and we will have feed available.

Barred Rock Pullets
Barred Rock Pullets

Pure Breed Chickens: We have some stock growing up and will complete vaccinations prior to April 3rd. We will then post numbers available here on our web site. Breeds that are growing are light sussex, barred rock & australorps. When these are collected we are going to also sell you some grower pellets, 20kg for $27, so that they can continue to grow and make a smooth transition to your house. These chickens need a separate pen from your existing flock until they are 18 week olds

Light Sussex
Australorp Pullets
Australorp

Whilst we have always practiced farm bio-security, times have changed and so have we. We have been registered with DPI for some years & as a result we have upped our bio-security to comply the NSW DPI Salmonella Enteritidis Control Order. Whilst we have never had any report-able diseases on the property, we have taken these measures to keep it that way. This means that visitors may only be in designated areas and we ask for peoples co-operation with this.

2019-2020 have been challenging to all of us on many fronts – heat, fire, drought, flood and now possible isolation. Take time to enjoy your day and may your chickens give you hours of delight as you watch their “chicken tv” and their antics.

Re-chickening Lord Howe Island

February 29, 2020 | Latest News | No Comments

We have supplied chickens to Lord Howe Island after the chickens on the island where removed as part of the rodent eradication program.

Our chickens have become the islands newest residents and will be the producers of the islands eggs for the next few years. Interestingly there are no foxes or predator mammals on the island so the girls should live a sweet life.

Waiting for our flight…..

We were chosen to supply Lord Howe Island as we could meet their requirements of vaccination, disease free and parasite free pullets and were able to safely deliver them to their flight from Port Macquarie to the Lord Howe. The pilot of Eastern Air did a great job of flying them at low altitude but was a little put off by their aroma after 2 hours in the cabin with them.

We hope to get some pictures of the ladies in their new home and will share with you when we receive them.

It’s Hot – Chooks in the heat

February 1, 2020 | Caring for Chickens | No Comments

How to Help Your Chickens Survive the Heat.

It’s hot 43 and climbing. Make sure your chooks have cold water in this weather – they cool themselves by drinking cold and expelling it out in their manure. If their drinking water is hot, they will not drink it. Not drinking can result in the loss of your chickens.

Spot the barred rock chicks keeping cool.
Why Dust Bathing in the mud is not a Great Idea

Wet the earth and soil in their pen so they can get down in the wet earth and dust. Also make sure they have cool water where they are as we have lost hens who have not gone back 5 metres to their pen and the water.

It is okay to run the sprinkler on and off during the day to cool the chickens (adhering to water restrictions). It’s okay to wet chickens and if needed dunk them into a bucket of cool water to cool them off.

We freeze cups of ice to put in their waterers. We find even the little chicks in this heat want cold water and have found them sitting in their waterer or using the cold waterer on legs to pop under.

Poultry Workshop

December 15, 2019 | Latest News | No Comments

Evans Chickens are presenting a Poultry Keeping Workshop March 27th, 2020 in conjunction with Greater Sydney Local Land Services.

The workshop will cover the following topics:
• Housing and nesting
• Chicks and roosters and how to manage them
• Pest control and general care
• Feed and nutrition
• Biosecurity (Health and Disease)- GSLLS Vet on hand
• Live handling of poultry and pest treatment
Details:
When: March 27 2020 12pm – 3pm (lunch included)
Where: Greater Sydney Demonstration Farm – 40 Edwards Road, Richmond
Lowlands
Cost: $85 per person
Register: https://greatersydney.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/events/2019/small-scale-poultry-keeping-workshop
Places are limited so register early.

Christmas Ideas…..

December 6, 2019 | Uncategorised | No Comments

We have available some beautiful hybrid & pure breed chickens for giving this Christmas if you would like to add to your flock, start a flock or gift someone. We sell all the supplies that you would need for your chickens (except the coop) and are about in the next few weeks to help.

Also available we have a great range of egg baskets and egg spirals. Priced between $12-$50 these are great gift idea for the chicken enthusiast in your life.

Stocking items for only $2 each and we can post…..

We are now carrying a range of treadle feeders to help you combat rodents accessing your chicken food. These metal treadle feeders come in 3 sizes – 5kg, 10kg & 20kg and start at $80.

5kg

Your chickens will need a week or so of training to use the feeders but then these feeder will reduce the number of rodents using your chicken pen as a snack bar.

10kg

Assembled for your convenience. Contact us to purchase.

20kg