They love to sunbathe in the midday sun snoozing with a wing fanned out only moving an eye to see what we are doing!
We are very fond of our plump round little red legged partridge. We find them endearing as they are happy to hang around our place and free range with our other birds. They are friendly little birds, very attractive in their beautiful monochromatic tones of brown, red and cream. It is a rotund bird, with a light brown back, grey breast and buff belly. The face is white with a black gorget. It has rufous-streaked flanks and red legs. The cocks and hens look very similar but the female is lightly finer in the head and does not have a spur.
Red-legged partridge feed mainly on plant matter such as seeds, leaves, roots, grasses and legumes. It may take fruits occasionally. It also consumes ants, grasshoppers and other insect species, especially in summer. The young in particular consume insects as an essential protein supply. Red-legged partridge feed after emerging from the roost in the early morning, and in the late afternoon. The call is a three-syllable ka-chu-chu. They can be found in Western Europe, in France and Spain and were introduced to Britian some 200 years ago. When they found their way to New Zealand we are not that sure. Probably brought here as a game bird to be released and hunted.
Sadly we no longer have any of these lovey wee birds due to too many feral predators.
Prompt delivery and communication - thank you. Product arrived well packaged with clear instructions.
19/03/2019 by Guest
I am so pleased with this drinker, it stays clean and fresh, so easy to manage, I have spent so much money on other drinkers that only last 12 months or so, and with this long hot summer having to change and refressh containers once or twice a day, I can be out and trust my girls have cool fresh water without the worry of containers being contaminated/knocked over/filling with debris or warming in the afternoon sun. Thanks Appletons! you guys rock!! My girls say thank you too! :) Cheers Kerry
17/03/2019 by Fionna
Thank you for the fast delivery of the mite spray killer. I spent a half a day cleaning and spraying out my three coops. One in particular had quite bad mites. I will do it again this weekend, and hopefully that will be the end of them. The spray was easier to use than having to scrub the walls. I also loved the bottle with the measure part attached. It took a bit to realise that you just have to squeeze the bottle to fill the measure part, but what a great idea.
13/03/2019 by Kathy
Hi, I purchased 7 shaver pullets and a omlet chook fence.
After 6 months of having them I would like to say thank you. The chooks are amazing. So healthy and free of any problems. The fencing works great and we are so pleased.. The advice given was excellent. Definitely recommend appletons to anyone wanting success with their animals and lifestyle blocks.
13/03/2019 by Guest
Great service & quick delivery. Thanks
05/03/2019 by Guest
Quick delivery and very happy hens enjoying their peck toy.
05/03/2019 by Guest
I was a little sceptical regards to some reviewers claiming they erected the Deluxe Hen House in 3 quarters of an hour. Putting it together took a little more time than that, but not that long. The screw together system was fast and efficient and I only needed help with one section of it. I have to say I am very impressed. The interior has got a warm sunny feel to it and my hens have no problem laying in the generous sized laying boxes. They also enjoy getting out of the odd rainy day beneath the house itself. In short, a very good buy for the asking price, and I'd recommend this to all prospective buyers. Also good communication from Appletons during the purchase. Thanks for the excellent product.
02/03/2019 by Guest
Our girls LOVE their new coop and run. Hilarious watching them try to work out how to sleep on the roosting bars! They spent the last couple of rainy days lurking in the doorway and under the Omlet shelter and have loved it. Miles better than our old wooden coop. Thank you so much!
25/02/2019 by emma
Thank you for a wonderful product - we love the coop - easy to assemble and easy to shift!!!! Our chooks are very happy and look forward to their shifts! Another successful buy from Appletons! Mary and Jim
10/02/2019 by Guest
Oh finally I have found an amazing Drinker for my chooks. Thank you Appletons it is great and saves me taking water up every night! Great service and great delivery as usual everything that was promised was delivered!
10/02/2019 by Guest
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