Our brown shaver girls are happy and healthy and raised with care.
They are shed raised and once-off heat (and a good size!) we let them outside to start enjoying the greens, fresh air, sunshine and all the other delights of being a free-range chook. We feed them on a premium quality chick feed (Westons Chicks Choice) from day one up to point of lay. They have this quality feed available all times for optimum growth. We find the Westons feed to be the best feed as it contains both naturally occurring ruminant proteins (blood, meat and bone meal) and vegetable-based proteins. Feeding quality feed for the first 18 weeks makes all the difference and will grow good, strong, healthy birds. Good, strong, healthy birds if well looked after and kept on premium layer pellets will reward you with many eggs.
If purchasing pullets from us they will need to go with a bag of the same feed that they have been on and are accustomed too. This means one less stress when they move to their new home and coop. It is company policy and in the best interests of the fowl they go to their new home with a bag of the same stuff they have been eating. Please do not place an order if you are not happy to take a bag of feed home.
Talk to us and we are happy to advise with tips and advice on getting your new girls settled in. All our brown shavers have been vaccinated as day-old chicks at the hatchery. They are injected with Marek’s and sprayed with Megan®Salmonella Vac 1 vaccine. We sell a minimum of 3 pullets. They are flock birds and live in family groups so keeping one or two is not really ideal, especially if you lose one and the last one is then left on its own.
Please note the price of our Brown Shavers goes up to $1.50 each week on a Thursday. So for every week, they get older we add on $1.50 ($1.30 + GST) to cover their care and feed costs. Our Brown Shaver pullets are usually ready to go to new homes immediately. We do not grow them all on to POL for collection.
PICK UP ONLY from our Brightwater Store in Mt Heslington Road.
For more information on how to get the best out of your commercial hybrids read our news article
Please read our Blog on Brown Shavers: Our Modern-day Little Egg-laying Machines!
Another article worth reading is How to Introduce New Birds to Your Existing Flock
Day-old 17th July
18 weeks 20th Nov
POL early/mid Dec
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They really are nice chooks, a little wary of us to start with, but are now starting to get used to us.
Great people to deal with
Very happy with the girls. Integrating slowly with older fowls. 👍👍
Great service and plenty of info given about the care of our new girls
Great service. New additions settled in well.