We were very excited recently to bring home three eight week old Barnevelders! They are the most gorgeous chooks, and very inquisitive.
We were keen for Barnevelder chooks on the recommendation from our good friends who recently purchased some for their own suburban backyard. This traditional breed originated in Holland, and is known for being hardy, quite and not-flighty, making them ideal for a suburban garden.
It took us a while to track down a breeder, and we ended up finding one in Sydney through the website Gumtree.
They love being spoiled with freshly made porridge in the morning for breakfast, and enjoy fresh greens like chickweed in addition to their grain.
Following the recent sad loss of our silkie chickens to a fox, we will be keeping these girls safe inside their large predator proof house!