Talking Hens


Talking Hens is a family business providing an authentic farm experience that the whole family can enjoy. Located in the beautiful village of Merricks on the Mornington Peninsula, the Talking Hens farm shop sells backyard hens along with feed and health products to keep them happy and laying.

The Hy-Line Brown backyard hens make fantastic pets as they are very friendly and placid. They love company and like nothing more than to spend time interacting with their owners. The owners hear lots of entertaining stories from customers such as their hens going on school runs , on swings and scooters with the kids.

Of course, you can’t get more “local” food than what you get from your own backyard. When combined with a vegetable garden, your family becomes far more self-sufficient and able to live more sustainably. If you really had to avoid social contact, your hen’s eggs and vegetables could keep your household well fed over the long-term.

Hen ownership also teaches children some important, practical lessons about life. Not only do they need to be responsible for feeding and providing water for their hens but they must collect eggs daily and keep the coop clean. Excess eggs can also be sold or given away to friends and neighbours which is a great way of benefiting others in your community.