It all started with an egg!
Appletons specialize in everything CHICKEN and more from incubation to point of lay. If thinking of keeping chickens and not sure where to start talk to us we can set you up with everything you need to keep chooks in your backyard. We specialize in premium poultry and animal housing - quality, pre-made, pre-assembled kitsets being our speciality. We have a fantastic range of poultry supplies both on-line and in-store and stock everything from incubators and brooding equipment to feeders, drinkers, healthcare products and premium poultry feed. If looking for layers we stock the prolific brown shavers. Here at Appletons our dedication to preserving the heritage breeds has grown and we are working hard to improve and keep these breeds going for future generations. We also stock rabbit and small animal housing, rabbit supplies and breed the beautiful standard rex anf flemish giant rabbits.
We are delighted to be in partnership with Omlet UK. They designed a revolutionary new chicken house which made it simpler to keep chickens in gardens. It looked rather like an igloo and in a moment of punning genius that would define the next generation of chicken keepers, they named it the Eglu and an icon was born. Since then Omlet’s designs have delighted thousands of pets and their owners around the world through their uncompromising attention to detail and innovative ideas. Omlet re-imagines the way we live with and look after our pets to bring us closer together. Omlet design rabbit hutches which allow rabbits to express their natural behaviour, Eglu chicken coops keep our chickens safe and the Qute mouse house which looks great in any living room, kitchen or bedroom bringing our pets into the heart of the house. And now new to their range is the Fido Dog Studio offering everything your pet needs to feel safe, secure and part of the family.
Everyone at Appletons is committed to providing you and your chooks with fantastic products and top quality service because you are just as important to us as we know your chooks and pets are to you. We’d love to hear from you so send an email to email@example.com with feedback, questions or suggestions.
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For all those out there contemplating the delight of keeping a few chooks.
Appletons is THE place to start. Nothing but friendly and helpful advice from the first phone call until the last egg.
The Ultimate Coop on Wheels seemed a little costly when I saw it on their website but I can promise you it is not. All the little problems that I recall from an A Frame house years ago, have all been designed out. This coop is built like the proverbial Outhouse and will be in service for years to come. It all goes together faster than Lego Bricks and just as easy. Did the whole thing from start to finish in an hour, thereabouts, with various tea breaks to admire my fine work!
Once we had the coop set up the chickens arrived. The box the ladies turned up in was a work of art in itself. Complete with a little drinker and food for their journey. I have been less well looked after by Air New Zealand.
Fionna and Gordon will answer any and all of your questions. Give them a call."
My hens seem to thrive on it. Noticed a difference in them after only using it for a week. Had to buy two more containers.
18/01/2019 by Guest
Purchased this for my new little chickens! Was a little bit hard to follow the instructions but with a little common sense we sussed it out in the end. It's kept our girls contained nicely, and it's easy to move to different sections of your garden. I would definitely recommend, it so far seems like a really good quality product.
15/01/2019 by Guest
Have purchased the walk in 2m wide and 4m long enclosure for my cats. A bit of modifying with two doors and sidled it up to the house so the cats can run out from the living room.They are loving it and I notice a sense of calm about them. It is impressive and visitors are amazed. Easy to assemble and I like that I can move, change, shift easily with this product.I also purchased the 3m covers and we have shade and rain protection.
Overall value for money and a great product.
14/01/2019 by Guest
Absolutely excellent service. Very quick delivery and clear communication throughout. I love my new Eglu coop. Thanks so much.
14/01/2019 by Guest
Hi Fiona and Gordon, I have used your product last Summer and it was totally awesome. Unfortunately, because my chickens are totally free range and we get sooooooo many wild birds come to feed. I also have to spray my trees and everywhere they get into around the chickens, as I get covered in mites just walking under them. So this has been brilliant. Kind regards Elke
09/01/2019 by Guest
Hi Appletons team. Just wanted to say thanks for the speedy and efficient delivery of the chicken coop, especially given the time of year. We have very happy chickens now! Can you also pass on our thanks to Mainfreight who were fantastic and have a great user friendly tracking system. Have a great 2019. Regards Craig
09/01/2019 by Guest
I am the proud owner of the Omlet walk in run, required urgently before Christmas to protect my newly hatched chickens from a family members' naughty dogs. The run was dispatched urgently, quickly erected and my little chickens stayed safe throughout the dogs' visit. An excellent product and fabulous service from Fionna and her team. Many Thanks!
30/12/2018 by Liz
very easy company and website to work with, lovely staff response and speedy delivery of good quality hay.
thanks from my hungry 3 guinea pigs!
19/12/2018 by Jess
I ordered six fertile eggs three weeks ago, and they arrived quickly, and were superbly packaged. I popped them under my broody hens the next day.They were due to hatch today (19.12.2018) but three of them hatched yesterday, much to my delight. I hope to find three more hatched when I get home today. Very exciting, as this is the first time I'd ever done it. Great service, great help, and great advise. I will do it again next spring. Kathy
19/12/2018 by Kathy
The New Eglu Cube is the best quality chicken house I've ever bought....it is certainly worth the investment. No way would I go back to a wooden one and all its associated problems. It is so easy to clean that it is no longer a chore. Literally takes 5 mins. The girls love going up and down their ladder and feel safe and warm in the coop. Its so easy to move around the garden and everyone comments on how nice it looks. Very happy customer and chickens. 😀
18/12/2018 by Sarah
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