Hy-Line Browns

Expand your family with our Hy-Line Brown Hens – the world's friendliest and most productive egg-laying breed. Provides over 300 high-quality eggs to 80 weeks of age.

  • Great with children and pets
  • Top laying breed
  • Minimal maintenance

We don't offer delivery for live chickens. If you're interested in buying Hy-Line Browns you can register your interest in to be notified about ages, prices and dates of availability!

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Meet our delightful flock of Hy-Line Brown hens, the perfect addition to any backyard. These girls are renowned for their friendly and placid nature, making them a fantastic choice for families with children or those new to chicken keeping. Not only are they lovable pets, but they're also highly productive layers, producing over 300 high-quality eggs each to 80 weeks of age. With minimal maintenance required and easy integration with other pets, these hens are a hassle-free choice for busy families.

As one of the world's best egg-laying breeds, the Hy-Line Brown hens are the ideal choice for those looking for a reliable and abundant supply of fresh eggs. And with our expert advice and guidance available from our Merricks farm, you can rest assured that your flock will thrive. Whether you're looking for a valuable learning experience for your children or simply want to enjoy the many benefits of keeping backyard chickens, the Hy-Line Brown hens are the perfect choice. Purchase from our farm and receive our Beginner's Guide to Backyard Chickens to ensure your success as a chicken keeper.

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

Both Giuliana and her husband Jason 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 the business, 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. Talking Hens is constantly searching for new, more sustainable practices, using locally made, high-quality, and recyclable materials wherever possible.

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