Here at Wagner's Poultry we dispatch day old
chickens and ducklings fortnightly throughout the year. Sexed day olds
are available for sale every 2nd Wednesday morning (fortnightly) from 8am to 12
midday. Brown, black and white chicks will be there for you to choose,
along with feed and water dispensers and feed. Information sheets are
also issued regarding their care.
The most important fact in caring for day
old chicks and ducks is HEAT! In fact, they should be kept inside under
a heat lamp or brooder for about 5 - 6 weeks. By this time they are just
about fully feathered. It is then safe to rear them outside in a
contained area, with a dry sheltered area in which to sleep. Their main
predators at this stage are cats, dogs, crows, and of course, foxes!
Care should therefore be taken to make sure their pen is well secured
Our birds are a commercial egg laying
strain. They are bred for maximum egg production
rather than meat. Once they reach maturity at about 22 weeks, they will