January 23, 2009 at 2:19 am #389590
Just chiming in in defence of the Australorp. My girls are very quiet. However, upon discovering their latest adventures in the garden yesterday, I was very noisy (and a bit “fowl” mouthed)
DJanuary 23, 2009 at 2:22 am #389591
hi Russelau and suburban_mum. I found this add on Petlink.com.au under the poltry section, might be a lead for you both as well.
Posted by Zulcorn (Brisbane (Bayside Area) Queensland) on 16-Jan-09 07:13 PM AEST
To reply to this advertisement email email@example.com
Hi we have a young pair of Barnevelders (born 10 August 2008) for sale.
January 23, 2009 at 3:29 am #389592
Have a look at http://www.backyardpoultry.com.au
I found him in the breeders directory.
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Comments: All things PoultryJanuary 23, 2009 at 5:38 am #389593
Iâ€™ve recently purchased 3 chicks (2 x Leghorns, 1 x Australorp) from Rochdale Produce, and 3 day-olds (2 x Araucauna, 1 x Australorp) from http://www.freewebs.com/queenslandfeahterbrokers/index.htm
They are all sexed and now 8 to 11 weeks old, I’ve attached a photo of them from December 07. They are still babies so I don’t know how well they will lay, but Iâ€™ve found the two Australorps are on two ends of extremes with regards to handling. One is the most docile out of the pack (except when there’s food, itâ€™s the first one to jump on or off your hand depending on where the food is), that it will allow you to hold her and touch her any time, but the other one will run away as soon as she sees you approaching (with no food), and the most difficult one out of the pack when trying to catch them. We named her Moonwalk because she runs away backwards first when she was very young. 🙂
You can PM me if you want more info re: prices I bought them for, locations, and what I think of them. They are both on the far south of Brissy though, so if you live on the North side, you’ll still have a long way to drive. 😐January 23, 2009 at 8:20 pm #389594
Cute chicks, Yuffie, and great photograph… :tup:
Deee, I have several Australorps too and they’re generally quiet, placid big girls, however someone else posted that theirs were a bit noisy at times, so I thought about which were the quietest of my lot. Actually my Dorkings are rather quiet too, compared with a lot of the others. But they’re not very good doers either – at least mine aren’t.
I find chook “noise” rather beautiful, friendly and peaceful. All their little bok-boks throughout the day, clucking when laying an egg and so forth are delightful sounds. I live on a few acres now, however was raised with chooks in the city, so it’s not as if I’m unaware of what it’s like in suburbia.
How sad we feel the need to shut out such a natural sound and consequence of producing our own food. I’ve even heard of neighbours complaining about the number of birds being attracted to the garden next door which is being planted specifically to attract birds and other wildlife, and growing their own food. When I hear stories like these I shake my head at what humans have become and how far away from what’s natural we’ve reached, I really do.
Edited to fix an error…January 23, 2009 at 10:36 pm #389595
We ahve australorps and they can be a bit noisy after they lay though sometimes it seems to be the rooster making the most noise.
We have bought from QLD feather brokers before and they have great quality stock. The citychicks site looks interesting but if they are asking $25 for a day old barnevelder……..well it pretty expensive for a day old irrespective of breed.
Another good site is http://www.famrstock.com.au. Anyone can advertise there and a lot of Brisbane backyard breeders advertise their stuff there. Good bargains can be found.January 23, 2009 at 11:01 pm #389596
I would be happy to pay $25 for day old Barnevelders if they were sexed and vaccinated.
Does anyone know if I can buy any in NSW?
I have checked out the sites online, no luck as yet.
Sorry to hijack this thread.
I.January 23, 2009 at 11:15 pm #389597
KD, there’s a fellow on Backyard Poulty from Kempsey, further north of you who has Barnevelders – eggs most of the time and sometimes has older ones for sale.
The ad is below.
Heading Fertile Barnevelder eggs for sale
Message Fertile Barnevelder eggs for sale from large double laced utility breed.
Post Australia wide and pack the eggs well.
Email your address with postcode for postage cost.
Contact me on 02 65 65 0104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From Juergen Kempsey, NSWJanuary 24, 2009 at 1:28 am #389598
we bought 3 young BV hens from him in 2007. He has his chooks in atrocious conditions, tiny little filthy cages. Ours died of coccidiosis within about a month of us getting them. Wouldn’t buy from him again.
If anyone is planning to drive from the Brisbane area down the coast to anywhere near us let us know. We will pay half your petrol costs to get here if you will pick up some Barnevelders and deliver them to anywhere within 2 hours of Bulahdelah.
PJanuary 24, 2009 at 1:51 am #389599
Well, hooley dooley, KD, I won’t be recommending his name again nor consider ever obtaining fertile eggs from him myself! 😮 It pays to check, does it not, and only buy from recommended folk or recommend only those you have dealt with yourself. Jeepers. Thank you. :hug:January 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm #389600
Hi Kookaburra Dreaming & Mumchook,
Thanks for the info. I am still having trouble finding some barnevelder pullets anywhere in Brisbane. I have found quite a few in Victoria, but no good for me. Otherwise, there only seem to be chicks.
Ufortunately with a 19 month old toddler demanding 99% of my time, raising day olds is not an option either. I will keep searching. I spoke to Maria from Featherbrokers and she is going to keep an eye out for me, but it doesn’t look like they are easily attainable. If anyone knows of any Barnevelder pullets for sale in Brisbane (or nearby) please let me know.
Appreciate everyones help in this thread. Thankyou!!January 24, 2009 at 12:52 pm #389601
Could you maybe get any old hen and when she goes broody pop a batch of fertilised barnevelders under her? That way she does all the work for you …January 24, 2009 at 10:23 pm #389602
:tup: Agree with Hillbilly Girl.
Putting fertile eggs under a broody takes all the effort out of having chicks. Info on posting eggs is here:
Alternatively, get yourself a broody, pop some dummy eggs under her, and when you get some day old chicks trade them for the eggs in the dark of night. The hen will never know the difference 😆January 25, 2009 at 1:27 am #389603
Thanks Hillbilly girl & Rebecca, that is a great idea. Any ideas on where I can borrow or buy a broody hen from in Brisbane?
In fact, are there are any fellow chicken keepers in Brisbane who would like some Barnevelder pullets, who have a broody chook, and would be kind enough to lend me the broody mother chicken?
In return I would give you two Barnevelder pullets and your broody chicken back once the chicks had been raised by the hen?
Alternatively, I am happy to buy a broody hen, but I would need to find a good home for it once the chicks had grown (as I need quiet chooks hence my search for Barnevelders)
Once again, thankyou eveyone for your ideas and suggestions :clap:
RussellJanuary 25, 2009 at 6:41 pm #389604
I know of someone in Murgon area that might be able to help with young to adult aged Barnies and a number of other breeds if you want to PM me Russell I’ll give you his email address.
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