Price is per pullet and includes GST.
Minimum order of 3 pullets.
Pickup needs to picked up on the dates specified. We cannot grow then on to point of lay.
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. They ae best feed on this up to 18 weeks or 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. It is important to be aware that if you have purchased pullets that are POL or just started laying they will go off the lay for a while once they move homes. This is perfectly normal as their routine has been interrupted and they need to adjust to a new perch, new flock mates and new surroundings.
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. If we do keep them longer for you the cost goes up $1.80 per week.
PICK UP ONLY from our Brightwater Store in Mt Heslington Road.
We cannot courier livestock.
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
Entire process and pickup was smooth. Pullets are friendly with our kids, and we’re looking forward to seeing some eggs soon!
My 4 are growing very well and full of the joys of living!!!! Jenny R.
Thank you for my pullets healthy, happy girls. Lovely and quite
I Love Appletons. Experts in their field, they love and nurture their hens giving the best possible start. So good to support them.
Always great service from Fiona and Gordon. Best place to buy chooks and chook equipment. Highly recommend.