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Champion Castle Hill Show 2017

March 25, 2017 | Latest News | No Comments

 

 

Show Ribbons, Castle Hill 2017

Evans Chicken’s Australorp Pullet is Show Champion of Castle Hill Show 2017.  She also won Champion SF Large Fowl & Best of Breed Australorp.

 

We also won Best of Breed for our Sussex Pullet. Overall 4 ribbons, 7 first and 4 seconds.

Some breeds Of chickens are more flighty than others. To hinder them flying it is possible to trim their wing.

ONLY TRIM ONE WING PER BIRD!

  1. First have someone hold the chicken for you with the wing out stretched.
  2. Look for the primary feathers.
  3. Trim them about 5 to 7 cm – remember that wings are like fingernails.  If you over trim the wing it will bleed.
  4. By cutting only primary feathers when the wing is closed your chickens still looks pretty.  Her efforts at flying will be one sided though!
  5. Clipping causes a bird to lack the balance needed for flight but lasts only until new feathers grow during the next molt, which may be a few months in young birds or up to a year for older ones.

Dust Bathing in the Mud

November 21, 2016 | Latest News | No Comments

 

 

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Why Dust Bathing in the mud is not a Great Idea
Why Dust Bathing in the mud is not a Great Idea

These light sussex show you why dust bathing in the mud is a bad idea – now is a great time to dust your chooks for lice.

How to dust chickens for lice
How to dust a chicken for lice.

New Lambs

August 29, 2016 | Latest News | No Comments

New lambs are here and the chickens are trying to figure out what they are. The lambs are seeing if they can get a feed from 20160826_165703the australorps.Suffolk Lambs Sydney

Poultry Nesting Boxes For Sale

August 25, 2016 | Latest News | No Comments

New Ddouble_layer_box_maraylya_sydneyouble Nesting / Laying Box with removable plastic insert to make cleaning your nesting box simple. Makes moving a broody hen easy as you pick her and her eggs up. $85. Overall size 740x400x500mm.

Single Poultry Nesting Box
Single Poultry Nesting Box

We also have single nesting boxes available for $65 – they are 400x400x500mm.double_nesting_layer_box_sydney

Fertile Eggs For Sale

July 8, 2016 | Latest News | No Comments

Fertile Black Australorp Eggs. We had someone not come to collect them yesterday and there are 3 doz available. Ready to incubate. Just collected this week. Doz $40 or half doz $20.

Best Austalorp in Show Parramatta Poultry Club Show 2016
Best Austalorp in Show Parramatta Poultry Club Show 2016

The photos are of the parents and we have won prizes for our Australorp at the Castle Hill and Hawkesbury show this year.how_to_store_eggs_waiting_to_be_incubated

How to Wash a Chicken

June 22, 2016 | Latest News | No Comments

Here is our video on how to wash a chicken to prepare for showing them.

It is best done 3-4 days prior to the show in order for the chicken to have time to groom themselves and to dry out.