Chicken Varieties

Chicken Varieties

Australorp Chickens | Buy Chicks Online

Australorp Hybrid

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Key features:

  • Heritage-based utility bird (lays approximately 320 eggs per year)
  • Black in colour with a red necklace, blue to black legs
  • Sexed (Please note that these chicks are sexed using the feather-sexing technique. This technique is a safe option and delivers up to 99.55% accuracy)
  • Commence laying at approximately 20 weeks
  • Tan to pink egg, approximately 62gm in size
  • Four-year lifespan
  • 120gm per day feed consumption
  • Vaccinated for Mareks (Rispens)
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Leghorn Hybrid

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Key features:

  • Heritage-based utility bird (lays approximately 320 eggs per year)
  • White in colour with tallow legs
  • Sexed (Please note that these chicks are sexed using the feather-sexing technique. This technique is a safe option and delivers up to 99.5% accuracy)
  • Commence laying at approximately 18-20 weeks
  • White to cream egg, approximately 65gm in size
  • Four-year lifespan
  • 110gm per day feed consumption. In free-range conditions with good pasture this can be as low as 85g.
  • Vaccinated for Mareks (Rispens)
Rhode Island Chickens | Buy Chicks Online

Rhode Island Hybrid

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Key features:

  • Heritage-based utility bird (lays approximately 330 eggs per year)
  • Light red in colour with some white feathers, yellow legs
  • Sexed (Please note that these chicks are sexed using the colour-sexing technique. This technique is a safe option and delivers up to 99.5% accuracy)
  • Commence laying at approximately 18 weeks
  • Brown egg, approximately 65gm in size
  • Four-year lifespan
  • 115gm per day feed consumption
  • Vaccinated for Mareks (Rispens)
Olive Egger Chickens | Buy Chicks Online

Olive Egger (Seasonal)

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Key features:

  • Heritage-based utility bird (lays approximately 330 eggs per year)
  • Various colours, typically barred
  • Commence laying at approximately 18-20 weeks
  • Egg colour varies from blue to olive, approximately 65gm in size
  • Four-year lifespan
  • 110gm per day feed consumption
  • Vaccinated for Mareks (Rispens)
Isa Brown Chickens | Buy Chicks Online

Isa Brown Free Ranger

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Key features:

  • Commercial layer (lays approximately 360 eggs per year)
  • Brown in colour
  • Sexed (Please note that these chicks are sexed using the colour-sexing technique. This technique is a safe option and delivers up to 100% accuracy)
  • Commence laying at approximately 16-18 weeks
  • Brown egg, approximately 63gm in size
  • Three-year lifespan
  • 123gm per day feed consumption
  • Great for free-ranging. The new bird is designed to be heavier less flighty and more accustomed to the outdoor life to aid in the changing market from cage/shed to the outdoors and free ranging
  • Vaccinated for Mareks (Rispens)
Ross Meat Chickens | Buy Chicks Online

Meat Chicken

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Key features:

  • Commercial broiler (meat chicken, not for laying eggs)
  • Unsexed
  • White in colour
  • Dispatch at 6-8 weeks in controlled environment (3.5kg liveweight)
  • Dispatch at 8-10 weeks pastured/free-range (3.5kg liveweight)
  • Feed conversation ratio in ideal circumstances 3kg feed:1kg liveweight (minimum 20% protein feed required)
  • All birds should be processed by 12 weeks of age.
  • Vaccinated for Mareks (Rispens)