Laying chooks for pets

Craig's Farm

Top Quality Chickens and Expert Advice

Melbourne laying chickens



0438 537 758


475 Fallon Rd

Iona 3815


EFTPOS Available

Please bring a box, or cat carrier,  to take your chicken/s home


Usually Closed:

Monday to Friday

- except by appointment

Everything you need for Beginners to Experienced Chicken Owners

Craig's crew


      - 9am to 5pm



      - 9am to 5pm

Chickens Available (updated 20/02/2018)

Day Old to 7 week old chickens

Day old chicks for sale Week old

Pullets - 8 weeks+

Isa Brown

Chickens usually start laying at between 20 weeks (for commercial layers) and 32 weeks (large breeds, such as Light Sussex, Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons).  Weather and other environmental conditions can also impact this.


Point of lay chickens (apart from commercial layers) are not often available as most chickens are sold before they reach this age.  When available they will be listed here and on our facebook page.

Chicks, chickens and eggs available will be posted on our facebook weekly.


Chicks need to be kept inside, under a heat light, until they are 4 weeks of age.

From 4 weeks to 8 weeks chicks must remain inside (in warm weather they may be put outside from 6 weeks)

8 week old

Chickens are able to live outside, as long as they have a coop with shelter from the elements, from 8 weeks of age.

Ordering Chickens

If you are interested in particular chickens listed, it is worth a call to 'hold' chickens until you arrive to ensure they are not sold beforehand.  There is no obligation to purchase these chickens if you change your mind once you have seen them.  


Unfortunately we are not able to 'hold' chickens for more than a couple of days or 'grow them to order'.  This is because chickens need to be housed with others of the same age, so 'holding' chickens means compromising living conditions of our other chickens.  


Various Week to 6 Week Old Pure Breeds (unsexed & vaccinated)

  • Only sexed chickens are posted here.

  • All commercial layers are sexed at a day old.

  • Pure breed chickens are vent sexed by a chickens sexer at a day old.

  • Eggs take 3 weeks to hatch, then it's another 8 weeks before chickens can go outside, but are not old enough to join adult chickens.  

  • If you already have chickens, please let us know what you have so we can ensure the additions to your flock will be suitable.

Cross Breed (Isa Brown x Leghorn x Australorp)

(sexed female and vaccinated)


16 weeks old = $22 each  AVAILABLE




 Commercial Layers (Hylines)


26 weeks = $25 each


Pure Breeds:


8 week old pure bred sexed chicks off heat available $25 each

Wheaton Maran

Rhode Island Red

Andalusian (splash/black)

Australorp Bantam

Light Sussex


20 week old

Rhode Island Red

New Hampshire

White Wyandotte

$45 each

16 weekk old

Rhode Island Red

Buff Plymouth Rock

Buff Wyandotte

Black Copper Maran

Gold laced Wyandotte x 1

Day old - unsexed chicks $10 each





Light Sussex

White leghorn

Buff orpington