Yummy Gardens Chicken Breeds


Yummy Gardens stock a variety of chicken breeds including some rarer purebred chooks as well as crossbreeds.

Visit the Chooks for Sale page to see which chooks we currently have available.


Purebred Chooks

The Australorp (The Australian variety of the black Orpington)

The Australorp is a large placid Black chook. They are not aggressive to other birds and are extremely docile. They can be handled by children and are a very handsome bird. Australorps lay about 200 eggs a year. They have an exceptionally soft, shiny black plumage which has hints of green in the sunlight. Peaceful and dignified, Australorps are an absolutely delightful bird which we highly recommend.

Silkie Bantam

Silkie Bantams at Yummy Gardens Melbourne

Silkie bantams come in many colours. Silkie feathers lack the barbs which normally hold the strands together which gives them a soft, hairy feathered look unlike most other chooks. Whilst they generally only lay about 100 eggs a year they are attractive little chooks. They are very docile with great personalities and are fantastic for children. They do go broody and make excellent mothers or foster mums for other chook eggs and chickens. 


Cochins are a large breed with distinctive plumage and a profusion of soft feathering particularly on the feet, which gives them a large round plump appearance. They make great companions and pets because of their calm, quiet and gentle temperament. They are approachable and get along with people well. They are extremely broody and stubborn mums and will sit for long periods of time even if there are no eggs. They like to roam around the yard but they cannot fly very well because of their size. Cochins lay a medium size egg in comparison to body size. Cochins lay on average 3 – 5 eggs per week.

French Wheaten Marans

Marans are an old French breed that are relatively rare in Australia. They are famed for their chocolate brown colored eggs. Marans are generally quiet and docile; but they are quite active. Marans lay around 150 dark brown eggs each year. Marans are friendly, charming chickens full of personality. They are inquisite and social medium sized birds.

Crested Cream Legbars

Crested Cream Legbars at Yummy Gardens Melbourne

Crested Cream Legbars are a medium sized, low maintenance, friendly and quite sociable bird. They are excellent foragers and love to free range in a secure area. They lay an average of 4 pale blue medium sized eggs a week which equates to around 230 per year. They do have a tendency to get picked on in a mixed flock so they either need to be kept separate or with docile birds.

Crossbreed Chickens

The best backyard chooks, as far as egg production goes, is the crossbreed. You can expect about 270 eggs a year.

Australorp x New Hampshire

If the Australorp is too big for you, you will find that the Black Australorp Cross has similar characteristics to the Australorp but is a smaller version. They are predominately black and some have a small amount of brown around the neck. They are the most placid of the crossbred chooks and have a lovely temperament and are delightfully inquisitive.

New Hampshire x White Leghorn

These chooks are predominately white with splashes of black or red. They are friendly and make great backyard chooks. They are fantastic eggs producers.

New Hampshire x Rhode Island Red

The red cross chooks come in various shades of red & white. They are not known to go clucky and are prolific egg layers.

Chooks currently available for sale are listed here.

We welcome you to Contact Us online or phone Greg on 0431 382 230 with your enquiry today.

We welcome you to Contact Us online or phone Greg on 0431 382 230 with your enquiry today.

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0431 382 230

P.O Box 47 

St Andrews, 

Vic 3761

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