We love these ducks! Real characters, know their own minds, not at all shy and always up for a quack (chat!)
It is the most popular commercial duck breed in the United States and around 95% of duck meat consumed in the United States is Pekin duck. They are breed primarily for egg and meat production so if you are looking for the perfect dual-purpose breed look no further than the Pekin duck! The Pekins originated from the Mallards in China. Pekin hatchlings have bright yellow plumage with an orange bill, shanks, and feet. Fully mature adult Pekin ducks weigh between 3.6 and 5 kgs in captivity. Their average lifespan (if not eaten at an early age) is about 9 to 12 years. Their external feathers are white. They are gregarious characters and will usually group together with other ducks leading very social lives. An adult Pekin will lay an average of 200 eggs per year if it does not try to, or is prevented from, hatching them. They will lay their eggs in what they consider to be a safe place and will often lay where another duck has already laid. We set up our special duck nests (see our products) for our ducks and this gives them a communal place to lay that is dry and helps keep the eggs clean for easy collection. Pekin ducks are less "broody" than other ducks which means they will incubate eggs less frequently and they are more likely to abandon their nest before their eggs hatch. Pekin ducks, for the most part, are too heavy to get airborne which is a good thing especially if you want to keep them in one place like the orchard.
Super happy, very friendly service and very fast delivery
17/09/2019 by Guest
I was impressed by the following: Very fast delivery Good instruction manuals Neat design, no fitting or assembly issues at all, but I hate the double clips! Overall very good service and product - thanks Guys!
16/09/2019 by Karel
Hi, the incubator arrived in Auckland this morning. A big thank you for your amazing service and super quick courier it was greatly appreciated. Jodie
16/09/2019 by Guest
Great product! I couldn't recommend this enough. The product turned up as described and is incredibly robust.
Excellent service too.
09/09/2019 by Damion
Quality product delivered within days and great communication!
04/09/2019 by Guest
I finally treated my hens to one of these water feeders. I love that it has such a big reservoir and that the dark colour keeps the water fresh and clear. Makes it easy for me to go away for longer without needing to top up their water. Would highly recommend, will last a lifetime and worth the investment.
04/09/2019 by Guest
Parcel arrived - can't wait to set it up! I contacted your company by phone and was greeted by a very pleasant member of your staff. Great service and great delivery. Thank you from Joan and Alan Yates in Wainuiomata
02/09/2019 by Guest
Really great to be able to clean these cages properly and so easily. Also the inside of the cage is noticeably warmer with the insulation provided by the omlet range. The inside of the cages feels warmer than my house...
26/08/2019 by Guest
Love my new nest boxes and the chickens have got used to them really quickly...eggs with in a couple of hours. Easy to install as well. Quick delivery..great service!!!
23/08/2019 by Guest
This is a fabulous waterer - well designed, sturdy, good looking and the chooks immediately drank from it! Excellent customer service from Appletons. I received it within two days up to Auckland. Very happy :)
13/08/2019 by Catherine
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