If you are after lovely brown eggs then this attractive Dutch breed will lay them for you.
These fine layers were developed in the Barneveld district of Holland and according to some is a relatively new breed emerging in the early 1920s. Many of the barnevelder eggs these days are more brown speckled than very dark brown in colour. We have noticed that NZ barnevelders do not lay as dark a coloured egg as their overseas counterparts. Also the egg colour lightens over the laying season. We have found the type (shape) of the NZ barnevelder to be lacking in depth and fullness and the double lacing needs continuous work. Due to NZ strict import regulations kiwi poultry fanciers do not have easy access to importing hatching eggs from overseas so have to work with what we have got. This heritage breed is definately worth preserving for their beautiful brown eggs and attractive double lacing with its beetle green sheen. We keep the standard colour variety. Please note we no longer keep this breed.
Delighted with my Chicken Fencing, very easy to erect and does a great job, as does the Easy Care Drinker. I haven’t used the Poultry Safeguard Concentrate yet but I’m sure it will be just as great
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17/01/2018 by carole
I placed an order for a product just before Christmas and the staff did all they could to make sure that it arrived as soon as possible. Thank you so much! Very happy with the product too:)
17/01/2018 by Susan
My chooks and I love the new Eglu Cube - easy to follow instructions, did need two of us. It looks good and the chooks really seem to love it and also great how easy it will be to clean!!
16/01/2018 by Nikki
This is the second chicken fence I have purchased. I now have one around the chickens house and one around the vege garden to protect it when the chickens are let out daily! Easy to put up and great on on the slopes. Terrific service again, thank you.
12/01/2018 by Chris
I ordered leg bands and they were dispatched quickly. As it was such a small order it would have been good to have had the option to have the items mailed to me as the courier cost more than the order! Very good service though.
20/12/2017 by Jackie
I was so pleased with my first purchase that I ended up buying a second Easy Care Drinker for the Girls. Highly recommended! Thanks again for the prompt delivery!
15/12/2017 by Angeline
Great service and an excellent product. All arrived very fast and was quick and easy.
14/12/2017 by Richie
Very happy with our new small flock .
they are settling in nicely and appear supprisingly smart .
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12/12/2017 by Wilfried
Thanks for the additional guidance on incubating eggs when I phoned, great chatting to another chicken-mad folk. My eggs arrived in perfect condition.
30/11/2017 by Kelly
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28/11/2017 by Mark
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