Australia has been home to dozens of chicken breeders throughout the years, and backyard chooks are now very popular. There are many different bird breeders in Australia, and, depending on where you live, you may have upwards of twenty or thirty breeds to choose from. If you need a hand deciding what breed would work best for you, have a look at our Chicken Breeds page.
There are dozens of chicken breeds to choose from
There are lots of different factors that you’ll need to consider when choosing your chickens, from how big you want your chooks to be, to where you’ll get them from, to how many you’re going to offer a home. When you’re in the process of choosing chooks, one important skill that you’ll need to develop is the ability to identify healthy chickens. In other words, you’ll need to know some of the signs of poorly kept and ill chickens so that you know not to purchase these. This section of the guide has some handy hints and tips to help guide even the most inexperienced chicken owner through the chicken-choosing process.