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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

Meet Loppsey

October 26, 2018 | Uncategorised | No Comments

Loppsey was attacked by a fox the other night and her right wing was ripped from her body. Amazingly she survived.

 

After some vet work she is on the mend.[hr]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have made her special coat to protect her stump. Now we are waiting for her to start laying.  Seems that the attack has delayed her a little.

 

Isa Browns  or Hyline Browns  are an incredibly popular chicken choice and that is mainly because they are the producers of the big brown eggs that your buy in the supermarket . We think thay have a place in a backyard flock as they should give you eggs year round while your pure breeds are molting of going broody.

We have been able to purchase some POL genuine  Hyline Browns who are vaccinated and have a full beak. You cannot breed an Isa Brown or Hyline Brown – it is a highly protected secret what crosses of birds are used to create them. These ladies will lay close to an egg a day for approximately 2 or 3 years. They need to eat high protein feed to achieve that, at least 16 percent.

If you purchase a pure breed chicken, she will give you less eggs per year, but more eggs in total over her lifespan and live longer.

Hyline Brown Chicken, Sydney
Hyline Brown Chicken, Sydney

ISA Brown’s  or Hyline Browns are cheaper birds to purchase but they may have a significantly reduced life expectancy compared to a healthy pure breed chicken – this may be because of the high egg production bred into these chickens.

Give us a call 0407 659 927 if you would like to purchase a few of these pullets.

 

Once every three months we recommend that you worm your chickens. We have made available Levamisole Poultry Wormer in the handy size of 2.5 grams for $6 (including postage).

The night before you want to worm your chickens, you need to take away all of their water sources about an hour before sunset so the next morning they wake up thirsty.

The following morning you mix the 2.5g of levamisole  into 4 L water. You then need to give this to your chickens to drink as their only water for the next 6 hours. This is more than enough for 20 chickens. After 6 hours or after they have consumed all of the mixture, you then need to clean out the water container and give them fresh water. They do not need to consumer all of the mixture.

We do not recommend worming on a day where the temperature is excessive or raining.

The great thing about Levamisole is that it has no egg withholding period and is made for poultry. If you use other products check to see if  they are approved for chickens or if there is an egg withholding period for the product.

Please contact us if you would like to order some levamisole concentrate: evanschickens@gmail.com