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Fresh Eggs

The types of eggs we provide for the public are:

  • 50 gram eggs (large Eggs)
  • 59 gram eggs (Extra large Eggs)
  • 67 gram eggs (Jumbo Eggs)
  • 74 gram eggs and upwards (Super Jumbo Eggs)
  • First grade ungraded Eggs (for restaurants etc)
  • Second grade eggs

Wholesale

We will supply small to medium sized Supermarkets, Dehli, Restaurants, Coffee Shops and Lunch bars.

If larger quantities of eggs are purchased from one of these establishments we can discount the eggs as it saves us time and money supplying to one source rather than to many. We will therefore also pass on these savings to you.

First grade ungraded eggs and second grade eggs are the main products we supply to Restaurants, Coffee shops and Lunch Bars. We never have a great deal of second grade eggs so this product is strictly on a supply when available basis. First grade ungraded eggs can be supplied when our second grade eggs are not available also at a competitive price.

For more information about our eggs please click here. To purchase eggs from us you can buy direct from our farm as we have a small shop at the farm or if you would like eggs delivered please contact us.

Fowl Manure

Chicken manure can be purchased from our farm three different ways:

  1. Bulk by the trailer fully loaded for you
  2. By the truck load (you supply the truck)
  3. By the bag.

Benefits

Chicken manure is and ideal fertilizer for many reasons as well as having one of the highest quality ingredients than any other animal manure. To make the most of the high N-P-K (Nitrogen/Phosphorous/Potassium) available, once purchased you should dig it into the ground as soon as possible after spreading otherwise much of the ammonium nitrogen will be lost to the air. Studies have shown that in warmer dryer weather as much as 50% of available ammonium nitrogen can be lost within 12 hours and 100% of available ammonium nitrogen can be lost within a week! From these studies it is clear that soon after spreading dig it into the ground to receive the most benefits from the manure.

Once dug into the ground about 90% of the nitrogen will slowly be released over the year. Fresh manure which contains the urine and solid parts will release approximately 75% over the year.

Other benefits from chicken manure is of course giving more moisture retention in the ground building the ground structure and increasing the likelihood of worm presence which further enhance the soil conditions.

Seedlings

Fresh manure will probably burn seedlings because of the strong ammonia content. You will probably need to let it break down in your garden before you plant seedlings, vegetables etc.

Fruit trees

We have been told that many fruit trees such as the citrus varieties can have chicken manure put around them straight away as they tend to love the high acid content. Be sure not to put it up against the trunk as it may choke the tree and damage it.

Composting

We have found that chicken manure makes the perfect compost if you use the right ratio. As chicken manure has very high nitrogen content it depends on what organic matter you use with it to give you the perfect carbon/nitrogen ratio. It is normal to have a ratio of one part manure to two parts organic matter however you may go 1:1 or 2:1 depending on the organic matter added.

The heat process is vital to kill any potentially harmful organisms and weeds that you will not want. A good temperature is between 54C-65C. Try not to make it too hot as above 71C will kill the good organisms. To reduce the temperature add water or turn it. Keep it moist and turn the heap once a week for about eight weeks. To find the correct measurement for moisture content, when you pick up a hand full of the compost mixture it should not drip from your hands. If the mix is too wet it will halt the heating process and if it is too dry it will not generate the heat either.

You will be able to determine if the compost is ready when there is a pleasant soil smell (no odor), the mixture is a dark colour through the entire mixture, there is no increase in heat when you add water to it and the heat has dissipated when you turn it.

Another good fertilizer is the run off of water from the mix of compost. This is similar to a tonic for your garden like the seaweed solution Sea sol.

If you would like to purchase any manure please contact us.

Disclaimer: Please use appropriate equipment when handling manure such as a face mask and gloves as chicken manure contains micro organisms which may or may not be harmful to you. The information supplied to you is supplied as a general guide only. We can not be held responsible for the misuse of Chicken manure after it has been provided to any customers.

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Laying Hens

Laying hens can be purchased from our farm most times of the year. Generally we stock Highline brown which are similar to Isa brown. The laying hens we sell are generally about 17-18 months of age. They are just coming out of their first lay and getting ready to go into their second lay. Some people who have purchased laying hens from us have said they have kept laying for another 3-5 years longer. They are perfect for the backyard as they do not cost very much and you will generally be able to get your money back in eggs over the period of time you have them IF YOU TREAT THEM WELL.

We do not sell younger laying hens the common name “Pullets” which are ready to lay their first eggs (point of lay).  The high price you will pay for pullets will not justify a purchase for your backyard and you will never get your money back after the feed cost is taken into consideration. You will pay almost triple to quad triple the price for pullets compared to laying hens of about 17-18 months old. Pullets are so much more expensive because of the vaccinations they must have prior to laying any eggs. This investment is vital to ensure their well being.

If you are sold pullets that are very cheap you have either purchased pullets that have not had any vaccinations or you have been sold old hens for near pullet prices.

Some General guidelines to look after your laying hens are:

  • Provide quality feed and water. Keep it accessible for your laying hens ALL THE TIME
  • Provide a stress free environment. Eg no other animals harassing them, no loud noises to disturb them.
  • Provide the right temperature. Generally 18C-23C is the best egg laying temperature. Obviously it is not always practical for the back yard so to try and stabilize the temperature such as insulating the hutch/Chicken Coup with plenty of hay or an insulating barrier on the walls/ceiling that is not accessible to the hens in the colder months and perhaps a sprinkler down for them to enjoy over hot periods with plenty of shade.

If you would like to purchase any of our laying hens please contact us.

Disclaimer: we do not provide any advice or recommendations for laying hens, this information sheet is simply a general guideline and we cannot be held responsible or provide any guarantee for they laying hens of for the well being of any laying hen after it leaves our farm.

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Meadow Hay

We provide 5 foot by 4 foot (5'X4') quality meadow hay rolls to the public most of the year round.

The hay comes from "Mardella" which is excellent hay growing country, ideal for cattle and many horse people also purchase hay from us. We also keep it under cover to keep it dry for you.

We also deliver locally within 10 minutes from our farm however the minimum delivery is two hay rolls plus a small delivery fee to cover our time and fuel.

If you would like to know more about our meadow hay please contact us.

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