Yummy Gardens stock a variety of chicken breeds including some rarer purebred chooks as well as crossbreeds.
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.
Silkies 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 are considered medium layers, but they 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.
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.
Our photo gallery will show you some of the chicks that have hatched recently, and chooks currently available for sale are listed here.
All chickens purchased will come with an information sheet for looking after the birds and we are happy to discuss any other concerns if required.
We welcome you to Contact Us online or phone Greg on 0431 382 230 with your enquiry today.