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.
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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