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Strengthen egg shells with Harden-Up, the soft-peck block providing a range of healthy nutrition. Containing added calcium and calcium-absorbing ingredients, Harden-Up also provides stimulation for hens to reduce boredom and encourage socialisation.
  • Strengthens egg shells
  • Supports healthy gizzard function
  • Promotes socialisation behaviours
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Harden-Up is the perfect addition to your chicken's diet as it provides a range of healthy nutrition with added calcium to strengthen eggshells, while also promoting socialisation behaviours among the flock and enhancing the absorption of calcium for optimal health. This soft-peck block is also designed to encourage hens' natural behaviour in pecking and scratching, supporting healthy gizzard function essential for hens to extract nutrients from their food, and improving the overall health of your flock by supporting their immune system and preventing boredom in the coop.With added calcium-absorbing ingredients, this product helps to improve the absorption of calcium, which is essential for producing strong eggshells. By promoting socialisation among the flock, your hens will be happier and more content, leading to a healthier, more productive flock. Encouraging natural behaviour in pecking and scratching also provides mental stimulation, which helps to prevent boredom and keep your chickens happy and healthy. Overall, Harden-Up is an essential addition to your chicken's diet for optimal health and egg production.

Delivery time depends on your location and the shipping method you choose. We dispatch orders every business day (excludes weekends and public holidays), with online orders generally shipped the same day if received before 8 am. 

Once dispatched, standard delivery will arrive within approximately:

  • Melbourne metro: 3–5 business days
  • Regional Victoria: 7–10 business days
  • Interstate cities: 5–14 business days
  • Non-Victorian regional areas: 10–22 business days

If you select express shipping at checkout, this will normally reduce the arrival date by one to two business days.

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Family Values

Giuliana and Jason, owners of Talking Hens, are from an educational background and love talking to and interacting with customers. Warmly welcoming families to the farm is always a joy and they love watching the excitement of children seeing the hens, often for the first time.

Supporting, encouraging, and providing best practice information to families is a priority along with answering any and all questions. Staff are thoroughly trained, friendly, and approachable so that they are able to provide expert advice and support for families both new and experienced in keeping backyard chickens.


Circular economy principles are at the heart of Talking Hens, with a strong commitment to innovation, sustainability, and environmentally-friendly practices. Working on new ways to produce high-quality products using hempcrete, recycled wood and 3D Printing with metal and plant-based plastics are just some of the materials and technology that the business has been using. We are constantly searching for new, more sustainable practices, using locally made, high-quality, and recyclable materials wherever possible.

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