Laying chooks for pets

Craig's Farm

Top Quality Chickens and Expert Advice

Melbourne laying chickens

Open:

Phone:

0438 537 758

Address:

475 Fallon Rd

Iona 3815

Email:

craig@craigsfarm.com.au

EFTPOS Available

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

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Usually Closed:

Monday to Friday

- except by appointment

Everything you need for Beginners to Experienced Chicken Owners

Craig's crew

Saturdays

      - 9am to 5pm

Sundays

      - 9am to 5pm

Hatch and Raise

The hatching runs for 7 days (eggs provided Saturday to Monday will hatch around Wednesday)

 - during this time you hire the incubator.

 

Chicks need to remain under heat for 4 weeks, then inside for an additonal 4 weeks.  It is cheaper to purchase the brooding equipment than hire it for this amount of time.  

 

Brooder items can be used for furture hatchings, or to house other animals, such as rabbits.

Hire Equipment

Shavings and starter Large brooder

24 egg incubator (transparent, allowing full visibility) (eggs not included)

Features

Poulty Hub

Bookings are required.

 

This program will not be available out of season (approximately February to August)

incubator with eggs

Suitable for those wanting to hatch and keep the chicks

Eggs

 

  Cost to hire for 1 week = $50

 

  Deposit = $150 (fully refundable on return within 7 days)

Brooder Items to Raise Chicks to 8 weeks

Eggs are for pure breed chickens and have been incubated for 18 days, so are due to hatching in 3 days

 

Eggs are available Saturday to Monday and are due to hatch on Wednesday or Thursday.

 

Not all breeds are available every week, see 'fertile eggs' to see the types that may be included.

 

  Cost of 18 day eggs (with embryo) = $8 to $12 each, depending on breed

 

 1 bag of shavings = $5

 

 2 kg of Chick Starter = $5

 

 Large Hutch = $118

 

 Large Stand with shelf =  $62

 

 Light fitting with switch = $25

 

 2 x 75W globes = $10

 

 1.3 L drinker = $7

 

 1.5 Kg feeder = $10

 

 Brooder items (including stand) = $232

 

 Brooder items (excluding stand) = $170

- Pure Breed (not cross breed) fertile eggs with embryo are provided, which will hatch in 3 days.

- Craig can be contacted during the hatching program to provide expert advice, if required.

- Craig's farm provides on-going support, both during and after the program

- Photos of chickens hatched can be sent to Craig to help you identify roosters from around 8 weeks of age

- Craig's farm will take roosters

Consumables

Total Cost

 

 Example:  

 

 Incubator Hire:        $50

   

 6 eggs at $8 each:   $48

 

 Brooder items (excluding stand):   $170

 

 Shaving and food:   $10

 

 TOTAL = $278 (+$150 fully refundable deposit)