February 16, 2009 at 10:20 pm #247067
Well, after 2 years of trying we finally have our Barnies.
1x 12 weeks
3x 10 weeks &
3x 8 weeks.
All pullets. :tup:
We got a welcome phone call from a lady saying she had too many and had to get rid of some. She only charged us $100 for the lot.
They look very clean and healthy.
We also have 7 viable barnie eggs from a different source in the incubator ( I candled them ). We are hoping to get one rooster from this lot.
So next year hopefully we will be in full production.
Because we are having a little flood here at the moment we can’t take photos.
I.February 17, 2009 at 12:33 am #396140
Awsome! I hear Barnies are quite a lovely breed. And 7 for $100 works out to be approximately $14.30 each. Which isn’t bad at all.
You’ll have to show us the lovely dark brown eggs they lay!February 17, 2009 at 1:31 am #396141
Oow, would love some barnies, havn’t been able to track any down here and “mailed eggs” have been a disaster…………but i will keep trying to source some:)February 17, 2009 at 3:29 am #396142
Our fertile eggs were posted from Wombat NSW. We recieved 12 in good condition. I have heard that if 50% of the eggs are viable your doing OK. :shrug:
I have bought eggs before from another source and got no chickens.
I.February 17, 2009 at 5:10 am #396143
KD, does the person in Wombat make a habit of selling Barny eggs? It’s just down the road from me (an hour or so 😆 ) and we’re keen to get some more of them. We’ve got one left, ancient old bird that still squeezes and egg out every now and then, and she’s always been the calmest creature around.February 17, 2009 at 8:58 am #396144
KD we’ll have to compare Barnie notes! I bought 3 gorgeous lil Barnie chicks last week from my local produce store. I am in lurrve 😀 They are so cute!
BecFebruary 17, 2009 at 8:18 pm #396145
I’ll PM you a bit later today Geoff with the egg lady’s email address
Good for you Bec, lets know how they get on.:tup:
Thanks for all responses. :hug:
I.February 17, 2009 at 10:18 pm #396146
Geoff, your inbox is full.Let me know when I can PM you please.
I.February 18, 2009 at 5:16 am #396147
:p Sorry KD, I wonder how long it’s been like that, I just thought nobody wanted to PM me anymore 😆 All fixed up now, enough room for 1 more message :tup:February 18, 2009 at 11:17 am #396148
I love Barnevelders. They are on my list of chickens I want, the other breed I want is WyandottesFebruary 18, 2009 at 11:44 am #396149
We hatched Barnevelders,large and bantam,many years ago and all went well until one day they all started to stumble around and fall over.We believe that they had Maracks disease.Barnevelders I have been told since are prone to Maracks and chicks hatched in an incubator do not get the natural resistance from the sitting hen.
I am not an expert in this field and only advise you from my own experience. It may be worthwhile to talk to a vet or a poultry breeder about vaccination.
Mike.March 7, 2009 at 12:13 am #396150
I have been let down by a broker in the Brisbane area who has been promising me some Barnies every week for over a month now.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get my hands on some.
I am getting really frustrated as I have everything in place, but no chickens. The reason I have been holding out for Barnies is because they have a reputation for being very quiet birds.
I have already asked everyone here for advice on quiet chickens, but if anyone has any new advice, or suggestions for other quiet breeds, I am all ears.
RussellMarch 7, 2009 at 1:52 am #396151
Sorry to hear that, Russellau. We had similar trouble getting Barnies, four places let us down before we found a fifth. I wouldn’t advise trying to incubate mailed eggs, as none of ours hatched (out of a total of two dozen). The lady we got the last lot of eggs from is going to send us some more, free of charge (we are paying the postage) and we will try again. The live pullets we bought are going great, they all get on well together, despite the differing ages and sizes. They are very enthusiastic scratchers and eaters, and seem to be fairly placid and relatively easy to look after.
PMarch 7, 2009 at 6:21 am #396152
We got 4 day old Barnies from a well known hatchery in southeast QLD in December. Looking at them now makes me very annoyed. 2 are probably half barnie, the other 2 are brown chooks that look like new hampshire crosses, I doubt there is any barnie in them at all. I’ll have to sell them as cross bred layers.
I hope everyone else’s Barnies are better than mine. Anyways we have decided to go with australorps and orpingtons.March 7, 2009 at 7:13 am #396153
For quiet and placid hens the australorps and faveroles are hard to go past.
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