Farm Dams Stock up your dam with Yabbies Dam Stock Yabbies

Perfect for Farm Dams Stock up your dam with Yabbies. Dam Stock Yabbies available all year.

Dam stock yabbies

Dam Stock Yabbies are approximately 60-100 mm head and come in a variety of colours. 

When you place the yabbies into the dam they will grow and molt and change colour to the colour most suitable

for survival in your dam.

Over time these yabbies may all go all one colour or

a variety of colours.

Grown sustainably and chemical free in our earthen ponds Dam Stock yabbies

are available all year round.

These 90 mm head to tail yabbies have over 300 eggs

During construction of our new ponds dam stock supplies will be limited. 

 Orders filled on a first in basis, however

wait times are to be expected.

60-100mm are the perfect size to stock a dam, anything larger will tend to wander from the new dam. Dam stock are large enough to look after themselves, too big for most eels and fish to eat, and large enough to start breeding right away.

The yabby can metabolise meat and vegetable protein but it commonly scavenges in the bottom detritus. Yabbies are a solitary critter and

given the opportunity will eat other yabbies especially

during the molt stage and soft shell stage

that follows.

Healthy yabby populations are often found where manure (which is basically partly digested grass) is washed into farm dams from

surrounding paddocks, or where cattle or

sheep drop it directly into the water.

Juveniles and young yabbies

eat the same food as adults.

Old or water damaged hay can be a beneficial food source.

New hay should be left to too weather until it

goes a dark brown colour.

Best method of adding hay to your dam is to strategically stake a couple of the small square bales to the dam floor with a wooden stake. Initially buoyant

the wooden stake provides a means for the yabby to

access the hay until it becomes water logged

and can then be broken up and

spread around.

Breaking up and spreading dry hay on the surface is not

recommended as it will ultimately all end up at one end.