First time chicken keepers (and even seasoned ones!) often have difficulty tracking down the right chickens for their flock. Some of us want to look for chickens with certain attributes – such as a specific breed, a certain age (point-of-lay, pullet, baby chickens), and of course how far away we need to travel to pick them up!
Our friends at Chicken Sales (www.chickensales.com.au) have created a great poultry classifieds website that makes it easier to find the right birds for your flock. Taking into account all this information about what people want, they’ve created a way for you to search the attributes that you want, and see filtered results.
Some of us might be happy just to take whatever kind of chickens are close to us. If that’s the case, you can do a postcode search which will bring up all the ads in your region, from closest to furthest. You can even see how many kilometres away the breeder is from your postcode.
What you can search for
If you want to narrow it down further, there are lots of different things you can specify, to make the search as broad or as narrow as you like. The categories include:
Vaccinated – search for birds that have been vaccinated against disease
Fertile eggs – search for soon-to-be baby chicks if you’re interested in hatching
Point-of-lay – search for birds of this very popular age, (as its when the hens start laying of course!)
- Check the website www.chickensales.com.au to see more search options!
You can also search by species or breed – especially helpful if you want a flock of mixed poultry! At Chicken Sales, it’s not all about the chickens, you can search for ducks, geese, quails, turkeys, peacocks…all poultry of all shapes and sizes.
Got some extra feathered friends?
If you’ve got some chickens that you need to re home (maybe an accidental rooster has emerged from your flock, or you have a few too many to handle), then post an ad on Chicken Sales for all the registered enthusiasts to see. Every member of Chicken Sales has to be activated by their team, so your post is secure – they pride themselves on having legitimate members and inquiries, so take great care to validate each account.
So if you’re wanting to add some feathered friends to your flock, or maybe wanting to start one, go to www.chickensales.com.au to see the best of Australian poultry on offer!