Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How it all started.

Several years ago, we were given seven beautiful Young Chicks. As the months went by – it soon become apparent that 5 of these young chicks weren’t the egg laying variety – but had developed into vigorous young roosters.

After re-homing these stunning young cockerels, the only two hens we had, soon begun to lay the tastiest eggs we’d ever eaten.

The problem now was, these young girls were fantastic foragers, as the demolition of our precious veggie patch began. Once these two girls got a taste – there was no stopping them!

We decided to replace these two little rat bags with 6 Brown Shaver 'Egg Machines'

Cheryl built a simple, yet functional chicken coop & run out of recycled materials from around the yard.

Then the eggs began... So many eggs in fact, we were giving them away, left, right and centre. Our friends and neighbours soon got a taste for our yummy home laid eggs, and offered to pay for them.

The problem being now is demand was starting to out strip supply – we were running out of eggs for our own...

The birth place of “Chook Manor”

With demand so high for our yummy eggs, we set about building our own 'Grand' sized chicken house.

Several weeks later and a major budget blow out – we created the 'GRAND' Chicken coop

Now, for more hens...

We decided that now we had this lovely new hen coop, it would be best to start fresh with a new flock of chickens.

We set an on-line auction to sell our original 6 hens and homemade coop.

The amount of interest in our auction listing was astonishing – The fact that we were selling a complete setup, including Hens, Coop, Feed and Accessories obviously appealed to prospective bidders, hence all of the interest. The auction was a success beyond all expectaions.

We then decided to test the market and add an on-line Auction for our newly built 'Grand' – with an option of buying as a complete package. Now we were in trouble – the demand for our new coop surprised us – selling 3 in as many days. Obviously to build these was not an easy task given the time frame requested from our clients...

The story continues...

From a small hobby over the past couple of years, now to a full time business - We have 8 functional designs to suit every need and almost every backyard.

We specialise in complete coop packages, which includes your choice of... Coop, Hens, Feed, Feeders, Drinkers, Hay, and Sawdust etc... Everything you need to get you up and running – your "One Stop Chook Shop”

Not just chicken coops!!!

We also supply or "Point Of Lay" (POL) Brown shaver pullets (Young hens), We also stock a large range of accessories, feed and health care products. Chook Manor has grown to be one of NZ's largest poultry supplies specialists now importing high quality accessories from Europe including Incubators, Brooders and Professional mite and lice control products just to name a few.

Be sure to enrole for our regular News letter, which we plan on bringing you regular specials, stock updates, and news articles containing questions from our readers - Which we will try and answer most of your questions on a monthly basis. Be sure to phone or email us with concerns you have about your chooks or housing.

Thanks for visiting our Website, Your feedback is appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes from Greg & Cheryl Boyle

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