Monday, November 12, 2018

An end to culling male chicks at hatcheries?

In addition to a Canadian breakthrough in identifying male embryos in chicken eggs before hatching, German scientists have developed alternative technology which will revolutionise the egg hatching industry. Scientists at Leipzig University, have developed a laser method that may spare millions of male chicks which are culled every year. They aim to provide the technology free to hatcheries throughout the world by 2020. The method allows hatcheries to determine the sex of chicks before they hatch by extracting a small sample from each egg to test for a hormone.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Hens off to new lives in backyards

Sixteen of our second year hens are being picked up today to spend their lives as backyard chooks. We are getting ready for a new flock of pullets which arrive before the end of the month.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Point of lay pullets ready

A small number of 15week old Isa Brown point of lay pullets will be ready for pick up at the farm in the last week of November. They are vaccinated and fully beaked. $28 each. Second year birds are also available at just $14.