The expense, time and testing they went to was extraordinary
They became a syndicate, pooling their investment resources just to bring in new chickens for the nation.
Torrens Island in Adelaide is the only location in Australia that deals with poultry import quarantine.
But this first time was met with disaster and heartbreak.
The GOOD NEWS is that since then, they tried again and were successful in bringing in healthy fertile eggs that hatched into healthy chicks and passed all quarantine tests.
This story from the ABC's Landline from 20 July 2013 shows just what they went through (for all of us).
Segment title: Shell Shocked