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.
I was impressed with the efficiency of my order, and the personal service in accommodating my needs before i ordered.
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15/08/2017 by Ros
I appreciated the prompt delivery and minimal plastic in the packaging. Clear instructions, good service.
14/08/2017 by Olive
Awesome... fast delivery to rural address.
11/08/2017 by fiona
Have recently received my chicken fencing, superior quality and very quick delivery! Would definitely recommend this brand!
09/08/2017 by Todd
The added protection that these covers give is much appreciated by my hens. Great for shelter from wind, rain and sun.
08/08/2017 by Gayle
Bought the Eglu and walk in enclosure for my two rabbits. It was easy to put up and is very strong. They love it and we are very happy with how it looks. The help and support from Fionna was awesome!
06/08/2017 by Michelle
Amazing service. Overnight delivery to the North Island. Everything packed so neatly Eglu is just wonderful to have and my hens love it. Honesty! Got a gift card for my accidental 'overpaid'. Thank you Fionna.
03/08/2017 by Johanna
Just loving my Eglu Cube Chicken House. It went together reasonably easy and it is very sturdy and well made. It is ideal for 4 chooks who learnt how to use the ladder really quickly. It is easy to clean and the chooks seem very happy, started laying within days. We brought the one metre extension and will also add on to this. Highly recommend this product.
02/08/2017 by Gayle
Very pleased with items purchased, a great service and speedy delivery. Super happy with Appletons. Many thanks.
01/08/2017 by Eve
I brought my 2 new hens home to Blenheim last week and they settled in straight away in their new transition hen house, before being allowed to run with the main flock. They are surrounded by the main flock but can't be bullied through the wire while they settle in. The hens were so quiet and tame, and delivered an egg each the next day! They have been laying ever since and make lovely cooing noises when I feed them or collect the eggs.
01/08/2017 by Tracy
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