Monday, October 30, 2023

ISA Brown pullets available

 For those who want their own chickens, orders are being taken now for point of lay Isa Brown Pullets. They will be16 weeks old, fully vaccinated against the major poultry diseases,Mareks and Newcastle as well as things like  Infectious bronchitis and Egg Drop Syndrome. Costing just $35, they will be ready for pick up in the first week of December. Message us, ring or email and we will have them ready for you.

If you are thinking of setting up your own freerange egg farm business, make your life easier, save yorself headaches by checking the freeranger website and order our eBook to ensure you get off to a good start.

Monday, October 09, 2023

Choose the right chickens for your needs

 Some people don’t realize that the breed of chicken they choose will make a difference to the amount of eggs they collect each day. Some chicken breeds lay more than others, so if you want a productive flock, always pick the best egg layer chickens. If you want a pure breed, you can’t go past a Rhode Island Red or a leghorn but if you want to combine good egg production with a docile temperament, good foraging skills and excellent feed conversion, go for ISA Browns or Lohmann Browns which will regularly lay over300 eggs a year – and they are unlikely to go broody.

It’s natural for your hens to slow down production in autumn and winter when there is less daylight. Some people use lights in sheds to con their chickens to lay more eggs. We believe in letting hens behave naturally and have time to slow down rather than force them to keep laying and shorten their lifespan. 

We can supply limited numbers of point of lay ISA Brown pullets from mid November. Pick up at the farm.

Friday, October 06, 2023

World Egg Day

 Friday October 13 is World Egg Day 2023 and  we celebrate the nutritional power of the  egg.  

Recent surveys revealed that 18.9 million eggs are consumed in Australia every day and, as of June this year, the gross production value for the egg industry in Australia was  over $1 billion.

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Start your own freerange farm

 Consumer demand for fresh food, including free range eggs, has increased the numbers of people thinking about starting their own ethical and sustainable free range egg businesses. We think that every township should be largely self-sufficient in food production. It makes no sense to truck food across the country rather than use local supplies.

A starting point is reading the eBook on starting a free range farm available on the Freeranger Eggs website Detailed information is available about things like shed requirements, food safety, egg packaging and labelling.

When deciding to set up a free range egg farm, make sure to plan it properly. Find out the zoning of the land and talk to your local Council planning department about their requirements. It’s also worth contacting the State Department of Agriculture. On-line resources can be found in most states.