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    FLUFFY FRIENDS: Albury Lewinski is pictured with silky chickens owned by Debbie Jones. Wimmera Poultry Club will present its auction on April 18.

Auction returns

Wimmera Poultry Club will present an assortment of chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and more with the return of its annual Sunday auction in Horsham on April 18.

Members will pen birds by 10am ready for viewing in Horsham Showground poultry shed before the birds’ photographs go up on screen in nearby Maydale Pavilion for the auction.

Auctioneer Will Schilling will start proceedings at noon with up to 250 pens of different types of poultry on offer.

When the hammer falls for the last bird, a sundries auction will start and this will include quail and canaries, wooden boxes and more.

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Club secretary Jeanette Fenton said the variety of birds on offer would be extensive.

“There will be the cute and fluffy, some will have pom poms, some will be colourful, some will have the longest legs and some will just want to sit and lay eggs,” she said.

She added there were many benefits to owning poultry.

“You can’t go past having your own fresh eggs. Bantams lay great little salad eggs, large eggs are beaut for that big brekky and they say duck eggs are best for a sponge,” she said.

“Roosters can come in the prettiest of colours and hatching your own chickens can be a lot of fun.

“So, pop the date on your calendar and come and join us and our auctioneer for an exciting day with poultry.

“Our raffle has a few great prizes to be won, so don’t forget to grab a ticket and while operating under COVID-19 regulations, we will have drinks for sale but no food to offer.”


The entire April 7, 2021 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!