HYLINE PULLETS ARE AVAILABLE EACH WEEK THROUGH
OUR SIMPLE REGISTRATION PROCESS
OUR SIMPLE REGISTRATION PROCESS
"WHEN ARE PULLETS AVAILABLE?"
We have an allocated amount of birds available each week to offer those that register. The birds we will have available by registration are between 16 - 20 weeks and starting to lay or not far off laying.
Appointments are available for collection of birds on Friday/Saturday's each week. Every Wednesday morning the registration application will change over to the following week collection. This is currently being done on a week by week basis only. Registrations will remain open until our allocated amount of hylines for that week have been registered for. Dates are very clear on our form and its important to note the date upon registration as this is a revolving process. The appointment times offered will be on a Friday and Saturday only between 10am and 3.30pm and we will ask you to suggest three times on the date you nominate to ensure we offer you a appointment time that suits you best. You will be offered one of the appointment times you have nominated.
"WHAT PRICE ARE THE BIRDS?"
Our Hylines are $45 each and fully vaccinated.
You will be required to pay for your hylines at time of collection.
"HOW DO I ORDER HYLINES?"
**Please read all the information provided on this page before registering to purchase with our business. It is particularly important to read the information provided regarding the boxes you are required to bring with you (BELOW) and the nutritional requirements our birds require** Customers that do not bring suitable transport as listed below will be refused sale.
Registration is simple. Once you have read through this information on this page there is a link to take you to our registration form. We are hoping our registration process makes birds available to all that are wanting them, in a fair and stress free way and offers you all the information that you require prior to purchase.
Once you have completed the registration form, you will be offered an appointment time to collect by text message to your mobile phone. Once you confirm the appointment time we offer you in the text message, your registration is complete.
"WHY DO WE HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?"
Pre- Covid we offered our hylines in our store for customers to just pop in and purchase when they wanted them, many customers would be disappointed when we had sold out for the day and were not re stocking until the following week (our hylines are grown and raised off site and brought to our business for your appointment). Some customers may have travelled some distance to purchase and were extremely disappointed to find we could not help them on arrival. We have found many customers find our registration process simple and love the knowledge that we will have the correct amount of birds available for them at the time their appointment is arranged and can pre prepare for their new pets.
It is important that you arrive on time for your appointment and you bring with you the correct type and size of boxes/carriers to take your new pets home in.
Offering appointments to each customer ensures that we do not have a large volume of customers arriving at one time and allows us to implement social distancing which is important for everyone.
WANTING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HYLINES BEFORE ORDERING? unsure of whether Hylines are the right bird for your family, and want to know more about them before ordering? CLICK HERE to read more about keeping hylines
Needing supplies for your new pets? no problem! we are Tasmania's exclusive bird and poultry supply shop and offer the very best range of products at the very best prices, along with the very best advice on how to care for your new pets! We would love to help you with all the supplies you need. From chicken coops to bedding, worming and lice and mite control, nesting boxes, feeders and drinkers to the correct diet for your new pets... we have the lot! We offer multiple ways to shop with us (see right) and offer a full range of take home brochures on how to care for your new pets moving forward.
*It is important to note that hylines require a very specific diet to stay healthy and have a very different nutritional requirement to heritage breed poultry. We have noticed many customers have pre purchased feed prior to their appointments and have purchased feed that is not suitable, please take the time to read the provided information HERE in order to ensure you are aware of what we recommend. All our recommended products are available to purchase at the time of your appointment at our retail store.
Hylines that do not get a high protein meat based layer pellet adlib will develop health problems due to nutritional deficiencies. Not all "high performance" or "high protein" feeds are meat based (some are vegetarian protein) and it can be confusing to the consumer, we have made it easy to identify what suits on our checklist
TOP TIP: Typically the health issues hylines will experience if fed the incorrect diet comes in the form of egg perotinitis, egg bound, birds stop laying or have trouble laying regularly, egg deformaties and other health problems can also occur, even fatalities. Nutritional deficiencies build up over time and are very hard to rectify once they occur, which is why it is important to feed them right from the beginning. We discuss this in more detail on THIS page under the IMPORTANT NUTRITIONAL ADVICE section.
Please see our examples above in picture form on what is acceptable (with green tick)
We cannot offer you boxes at our store and if you come to your appointment without suitable boxes you will be refused sale.
It does not have to be difficult or complicated but it does need to be suitable, and it DOES need to be the measurements (or larger) listed here in our guidelines.
THESE GUIDELINES SUIT FOR TWO BIRDS - WHEN PURCHASING MULTIPLE BIRDS PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE ADEQUATE BOXES FOR THE AMOUNT PURCHASING
A box that can contain two or more birds together. Height of the box is just as important as width and length. For two birds the ideal box size is:
60cm L x 40cm D x 50cm H
(see pictures above) Boxes require a lid that can be closed by our staff easily we cannot tape extra bits on, tie cable ties, and blankets and towels are NOT acceptable as tops!
Pet carriers and animal crates with solid bases of the dimensions listed
What is unsuitable transportation?
our staff will refuse sale if you bring any of the following (please see pictures above marked with red cross)
X Reflex paper boxes, wine boxes (too small!) boxes are required to be the sizes listed left in the acceptable sizes suggestions or larger
X Feed bags
X Possum traps
X Plastic crates or metal boxes such as toolboxes
X Crates that require blankets or something (rope, cable ties) to be tied to contain birds
X Small boxes shorter in height than 40cm in height - please see accepted box size above
Lastly .... some final words before ordering your new pets!
1) We will only have birds available to those that register and receive a collection notice from us via text message. Please do not come to our business to purchase hylines unless you have received a appointment time from us. We only have birds to offer those that have successfully registered with this registration process.
2) You cannot change the quantity of birds or the appointment time after registration is complete and confirmed.
3) We do not recommend introducing one bird to a existing flock and therefore we do not offer registrations for one bird
3) We cannot hold birds. They will be ONLY be available on the day that is listed in this post each week at the appointment time we arrange with you.
4) Once registered and an appointment time is offered you are then committed to collect your purchase at the time arranged. Please be mindful of this when completing your registration form and ensure you are available when confirming your appointment time by text. Cancellations will be charged a non refundable non transferable fee of $25. By submiting your registration you are agreeing to our terms and conditions of sale as listed on this page, and therefore it is our right to refuse sale to person(s) that do not follow our guidelines. Person(s) that do not follow guidelines on multiple occasions will be refused sale on birds in the future and further registrations will be not be accepted.