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I was reading something just then about buying live chickens, not just from the local produce but having them sent to you.
Can we do this in Australia. I would like to buy some Silkies, I have an incubator but I don’t want to incubate them and I’d like them sexed. Is this possible in Australia?
No you can’t post live birds in Australia.
Silkies are notoriously hard to sex– best to Purchase after they begin to either lay or crow (& the crow late so don’t assume because a 12 week old isn’t crowing it must be a pullet).
Peak Poultry supplies do ship day old chicks. I am pretty sure they do silkies too. Coming into winter though they may not have any.
They DO NOT POST chicks — they use a courier service, quite a different thing!
I did say ship rather than post but thanks for the clarification anyway.
I know! I had visions of chicks on the postman’s little motorbike. I think the moving house thing has scrambled my brain – that last post was a reflection on me not you.
well obvious they would come by courier, but do you ahve a local chook fancier who could maybe help? we ahve a lady near by we have been told of who grows a particualr cook(no good asking – can’t remember) we will see her first, and go from tehre, our produce agency only sells hybrid layer with clipped beaks.
they lay well but don’t want to go that way this time, with new cook condo’ on teh way, all progress thus dependant on left over money after paying high utility costs. but so long as we can finish it toward end of august that will be fine, fingers crossed.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to open your letterbox to a cute little chick 😉 I think you can courier them?
Haha After reading the replies I would also like to clarify I did not mean post. Hence I had written sent to you. Haha. Would be nice to open the mail box to cheep cheep. But I’m sure the chicken wouldn’t agree. Thanks for all the replies!
We found our chickens on Gumtree. A lady near Newcastle sells them for around $25 per bird depending on age, best thing is that one of our chooks turned out to be a rooster and the chook lady is happy to take him and swap for a new chook. 🙂
PS. We go to her to get the chooks, no delivery.
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