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November 22, 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 (1% surcharge).

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

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

Hyline Brown or Isa Brown Pullets -$30 each 10 for $250 – 18 weeks old and just starting to lay. STOCK PICKUP BY APPOINTMENT Fully vaccinated. Please text name and quantity required to schedule an appointment to collect.

11 WEEK OLD FEMALE HYBRID (black, white or brown) CHICKS $27 off heat point of lay late December.

5 WEEK OLD FEMALE HYBRID (black, white or brown) CHICKS $23. All chicks will require heat and protection from the elements for at least another 1 week. Please text name and quantity required to schedule an appointment to collect.

CHINESE SILKIE PULLETS

13-17 week old female silkie pullets (female) $70 each or 3 for $200. Lots of colours to choose from!

Pure Breed Pullets – onset of lay 24 Weeks* AVAILBLE IN:

Day Old sexed chicks available November 1st – limited number of australorp, barred rock and light sussex pullets – these will need starter and heat for at least the next 6 weeks. Vaccinated for mareks

2 Week Old sexed chicks $43 each – limited number of australorp, barred rock and light sussex pullets – these will need starter and heat for at least the next 6 weeks. Vaccinated for mareks

4 Week sexed chicks $46 each – limited number of australorp, barred rock and light sussex pullets – these will need starter and heat for at least the next 5 weeks. Vaccinated for mareks

6 Week Old $50 Pure Breed Australorp or Light sussex or Barred Rock Pullets. Vaccinated for Mareks, fowl pox and MG. Brooder needed for at least another 4 weeks.

8 Week Old $53 Pure Breed Australorp or Barred Rock Pullets. Vaccinated for Mareks, fowl pox, coryza and MG.

10 Week Old $55 Pure Breed Australorp Pullets. Vaccinated for Mareks, fowl pox, coryza and MG.

12 Week Old $58 Pure Breed Australorp Pullets. Vaccinated for Mareks, fowl pox, coryza and MG.

Eggs & Roosters

Fertile Pure Breed Black Australorp Eggs $90 / dozen including express postage & packaging (eggsafe crate) or $60 / dozen pickup

Fertile Pure Breed Dark Barred Plymouth Rock Eggs $90 / dozen including express postage & packaging (eggsafe crate) or $60 / dozen pickup

Fertile Pure Breed Light Sussex Eggs Eggs $100 / dozen including express postage & packaging (eggsafe crate) or $60 / dozen pickup

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

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

Silkies now available for your backyard

August 28, 2020 | Latest News | No Comments

Have you always wanted a silkie? Cute, fluffy and cuddly creatures. Well, we now have them available to purchase.

Silkie Pullet Colours Available

Silkies are not renowned for their egg laying (80 to 150 smallish eggs a year), but can be good broodie mothers and are very cute, friendly, fluff balls that feel like silk and satin. Have a read of our page on the breed for more details. https://evanschickens.com.au/chinese-silkie-chickens/

They will need a gentle flock if you are to mix them with an existing flock as they are not the most aggressive.

Contact us on 0407 659927 if you would like to pickup a silkie or two.

Day old Isa brown chicks available pick up Maraylya NW Sydney from today June 16th. Vaccinated for mareks and fowl pox.  We also have day old hybrid white Leghorns $20 and black hybrid australorps $20. We sell chick feed, feeders, waterers, shavings  and supplies for chickens. We also have brooders and heat lamps for sale or hire. Contact us for details 0407659927

Isa Brown Chicks
Hybrid Australorp Chicks
White Hybrid Leghorn Chicks

Lice & Mites

May 8, 2020 | Caring for Chickens, Latest News | No Comments

LICE:

Lice eggs on feather shaft
Lice and Eggs on White Chicken Vent

‘Mallophaga’.  Lice are light sensitive and scurry away when the feathers are parted. Young lice are pin head size and white, while adult lice are usually a brown colour.

Areas to look for lice are under the wing, around the parsons nose and around the feathers below the cloaca. Lice are transmitted between birds by direct contact. There is no part of the life cycle away from the birds. Eggs hatch within a few days, and the eggs are usually visible in chronic infections as fans of eggs, particularly under the wing.

MITES:

Red mites on Metal Chicken Pen
Red Mites on Australorp Chickens

are also known as red, grey, and roost mites.  They can live in the human home.  They can also lead to anaemia, causing pale wattle and combs.  Sometimes chickens will refuse to lay in nesting boxes infested with mites.  They easily kill young chickens and broody hens.  As they are nocturnal, you will not find them on your chickens during the day.  Instead, during daylight hours, they hide in the nooks and crannies of your coop.  Once laid, they grow to adulthood by day 10.  They can live in a vacant chicken coop for up to 5 months.  They use poultry as a mobile cafeteria and suck blood during the nights, so they are not usually visible during the day time. These poultry mites are pin sized.

Red Mites on Wooden Perch

Pure Breeds in Autumn & Winter

May 5, 2020 | Latest News | No Comments

Australorps on Grass, Maraylya NSW Evans Chickens
Australorps

Here at Evans Chickens we have families of pure breed Australorp, Light Sussex and Dark Barred Plymouth Rocks chickens who are enjoying the grass that has grown after the recent rain. Many of our chickens have or are in the process of molting and as a result are not laying any eggs – all of their energy is being put into growing feathers and restocking vitamins in their bodies for the coming breeding season.

Light Sussex on Grass in Maraylya NSW Australia
Light Sussex

Some of the young pullets that we kept from this year are just beginning to lay, but this is mainly the Australorp pullets. The Light Sussex and Barred Rock breeds seem to be very influenced by diminished daylight hours and as a result we are seeing maybe one barred rock egg a day and no light sussex eggs.

Barred Rock Hens in Molt
Barred Rock Hens in Molt

As a result we are not currently incubating as we are not collecting enough eggs to justify the cost of running the incubators, brooders and purchasing vaccines (which usually is a minimum quantity of 1000 doses). Hopefully by July we can again fill the incubator and have some chicks available for purchase.

We are missing the opportunity to enter the agricultural shows this year as some of our birds are looking magnificent. COVID-19 has certainly had an effect on our lives – seems that everyone has finally had time to put in the chook house that they where always going to build.

At Evans Chickens we have been in the business of supplying chickens for your backyard for many years . In the last few months we have seen unprecedented demand for backyard chickens and have been working hard to supply our customers. We have had many calls and texts, please be patient and if you are on our waiting list please send of a follow up text if you have not heard back from us. 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 –

8th May: Isa Brown Pullets. These are $33 each and 16-18 weeks old. More stock is coming May 8th and if you would like to be on the wait list for May 8th send a text with May 8th as the first words.

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: SOLD OUT UNTIL SPRING – Maybe a few breeding trios in light sussex and australorps available in a few weeks $300-$500 CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

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.

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.

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