About Us

Author: Aussie Chook Supplies  

My love of chickens started as a young girl, with memories of me frantically chasing a mother hen around the backyard in the hope of stealing a quick hug from one of her little fluffy chicks. As I child I never did manage to catch any that way and I was constantly getting into trouble for feeding (or more accurately overfeeding) the cute little things every chance I could. Looking back, I think it was the piles of corn and rice spread far and wide that gave me away.

Fast-forward to adulthood and the realisation that our two year old daughter had no life experience with where eggs came from (and no Sweetie, they don’t come from the shops). So determined to rectify this, and after some internet research and a few phone calls, we were on our way to choosing our first three ‘girls’ – Pekin Bantam pullets. We were soooooo egg-cited.

Our hearts were stolen the moment we saw them. May I introduce to you (from left to right) Snow White, Popcorn and Lady Tremaine. My husband Arthur named the black chicken ‘Snow White’ – I refuse to take responsibility for that name. 

 

And so it began… the all consuming love of chooks! Many of you out there reading this know what I mean and many of you will soon be familiar with the grounding feeling of relaxation that only watching a chicken scratch around in the garden can bring. They are the cheapest pets you will ever own and will bring you so much joy…

We very quickly attended our first poultry auction and bought home two roosters and three silkie girls. Two weeks later we bought a 20 egg Brinsea incubator and filled it up every chance we got. A year later, Arthur did the same with a Brinsea 380 egg incubator. And yes, we still lived on 500m2 in suburban Melbourne.

So in 2009, surrounded by baby chicks galore, we acknowledged our love was deep with no end in sight and registered Suburban Chooks as a business. For eight years we proudly bred, incubated and sold hundreds of chickens every year to Melbourne Backyard Chicken Keepers, sharing our passion and giving us a great knowledge base for a lot of the information you will find on our website.

In that time we've spent thousands on vet bills and autopsies, tests and medications to learn what we know. We've worked with the best Avian vets in Australia who have supported us in this venture, many who have been so generous in sharing their knowledge and time in reading over the medical information we publish on our website and providing feedback so what we have for our readers is medically accurate. We have organised and collated this knowledge into our Information Centre as a free resource for all chicken keepers with more than 100 different FAQ that we have come across during our time with chickens.

We are still a small, family run business but have grown to Aussie Chook Supplies and now operate our online business from Cranbourne, in the South-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

So whether your girls are adored pets, much appreciated egg providers or a member of the family, we have it all to help you to take the best care of them. So take some time out of your day, make a cuppa, sit with your chooks and check out what we have to offer you all.

Happy Chooking,

Christine & Family