Riverbend Farm is a little farm 20 minutes south of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia. I have been breeding rare heritage breed poultry for over 25 years as a hobby. Im very interested in poultry genetics and love keeping rare breeds alive in Australia to a quality standard.
I have always loved chickens - for as long as I can remember! There are so many beautiful breeds with amazing colours in their gorgeous feathers! and they all have their unique little personalities! and I find all the colour combinations fascinating.
Over the years I have had many different breeds of chickens. Now, I specialise in just a few selected breeds - Boy! was it hard to choose those breeds, because i find them all adorable!
The range of egg colours are amazing and beautiful too! .... a real work of art really!
We take our poultry very seriously and are passionate about educating people on husbandry and good chicken advice! We are very committed to animal welfare and our poultry is our full time job.
Our chickens are cared for as part of our family, with clean water and clean quality feed given twice daily - and our lovely hens and cockerels get to scratch around free ranging every day ... as all chickens should!
I also grow green feed just for our chickens to munch on! and they are given little treats of sunflower seeds and mealy worms to make their feathers shine! They also receive extra vitamin intake in the way of seaweed meal and calcium supplement.
Our chickens are a huge part of our farm, offering both gorgeous fresh eggs and supplying us with the most amazing manure for our vegetables and fruit trees.
Along with our chickens, our farm is home to Liam and Roxy, our gorgeous Australian Riding Ponies; Chloe, Claire, Patchy, Daffodil and Taffy our minature goats; Maggie (our West Highland Terrier), Luci (Bichon Frise and also the princess of our farm!) Rosie our beautiful indoor Moggie, Timmy - our shop cat, Call ducks and Sebastapol geese also reside here with us! We also have aviary budgies, two little quaker parrots (Harvey and Poppy); our galah x corella "archie" and our beautiful Mara the red tailed black cockatoo.
With a love for all things feathered and furry, we noticed it was hard to find quality equipment and bird and poultry related goodies locally. Everyone seemed to stock the same things and not much variety .... So after a lot of hard work and time spend researching the market and developing our new web shop, we have opened Tasmania's Exclusive Bird and Poultry Shop in Margate! We are passionate about offering our customers quality bird and poultry related products, literature, supplies incubators and brooder lamps, bird treats and seeds, safe bird toys, healthcare and husbandry, poultry feeds at great prices, diatomaceous earth ,,, and so much more!!!