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

Medium / Large Breeds

Wyandotte

Gold lace wyandotte chicken for sale Wyandotte Silver laced laying hen

Welsummer

Barnevelder

  • Can be used as dual purpose birds.

Attributes

Wyandottes (pronounced wine-dot) are one of the breeds we are asked for most often – due to their appearance and high profile online.  They are a poorer layer than most of the breeds we keep and very likely to go broody.  However, they have a longer life and longer laying life as they don’t lay as much each year.  The gold laced and silver laced Wyandottes are very popular due to their striking appearance.  These are often sold as fertilised eggs, day old chicks, or at 8 weeks, when are old enough to go outside, meaning we rarely have supply of these at an age when they are old enough to join an established flock.  We plan to increase numbers for future seasons.  We occasionally are able to source older birds and list on the website under ‘Chickens available’ when we have them. White Wyandottes and silver pencilled Wyandottes are less popular than the gold laced and silver laced Wyandottes, as they are not well known and the white Wyandottes are less striking as they are all white.

 

There are other Wyandotte colours we do not keep, such as red laced and blue laced, because they are not recognised breeds and not true to type.

Welsummers are lay a medium sized egg and can have a longer laying season than other breeds.  They chickens can go broody and make good mothers.  Welsummers are bred primarily for egg laying, but are a fast growing breed, so the roosters could be used for meat.

Barnevelders are a well known breed that lays a large brown egg, which can be speckled.  For this reason they are popular with those wanting attractive brown eggs.  They are double laced gold, so have lacing like a Wyandotte, although not as prominent, but are a better layer and less likely to go clucky.  They are a Dutch breed, so are bred for colder weather.   For this reason they are one of the first pure breeds to start laying each season and are popular in Tasmania.  

Pure Breeds - Medium/ Large

Maran

Colours: French Wheaten, Brown

 

Broody: Sometimes

 

Eggs per week: 5

 

Sexed at: 12 weeks old

Welsummer

Colours: Double laced gold

 

Broody: Sometimes

 

Eggs per week: 5

 

Sexed at: 8 weeks old

Barnevelder egg Maran egg

Maran

Colours: Standard

 

Broody: Sometimes

 

Eggs per week: 5

 

Sexed at: 8 weeks old

Welsummer egg

Colours: Gold laced, Silver laced, Silver Pencilled, White (from left to right)

 

Broody: Often

 

Eggs per week: 5

 

Sexed at: 8 weeks old

GLW egg

For Availability, please check:

facebook Fertile eggs Chickens Available Gold laced Wyandotte Silver Laced Wyandotte Gold laced Wyandotte 2 Welsummer Welsummer rooster

Adult Breeders

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Barnevelder Barnevelder hen Silver Pencilled Wyandotte hen Silver Pencilled Wyandotte breeders White wyandotte hen White Wyandotte breeders

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Faverolle

Faverolle

Colours: Salmon

 

Broody: Sometimes

 

Eggs per week: 5

 

Sexed at:

Adult Breeders

Faverolle adult chicken Faverolle hen

Adult Breeders

Brown Maran Breeders Brown Maran hen Gold Laced Wyandotte chick Welsummer chick 2