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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

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.