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.
My husband and I received and started to put our Go Up coop together today. We are very pleased with it as it is mostly together and will be a great improvement on the draughty, wooden coop our three hens are in at the moment. and so much easier to keep clean. I hope the hens will be as excited as me with their new home.
Thank you for the prompt delivery and a great product.
24/05/2019 by Adair
Great selection of products, great service and fast delivery. Thank you, will be a happy returning customer.
21/05/2019 by Guest
Fantastic product.... a few more pieces and a little more time consuming to put together than I anticipated but were absolutely delighted with the end product.
We are already looking at other Omlet items to add to / accessorise our enclosure.
Would highly reccomend
16/05/2019 by Adam
Our cat carry cages arrived very quickly and were easy to assemble. thanks
11/05/2019 by Guest
As usual the service was excellent and the delivery was so quick. Thank you very much and I highly recommend dealing with Appletons for all poultry needs. Heather-Ann Smith Kaikoura
09/05/2019 by Guest
We recently bought the Eglu Cube chicken coup and assembled it on Saturday. Great instructions and impressed with the quality. It looks fab and Nigella, Chelsea and Nadia love their new home. Thank you Wendy
05/05/2019 by Guest
We recently ordered online the Eglu Cube (Green) and a few accessories. Found your website really helpful and easy to use. Almost immediately we were contacted to confirm our address as we are semi rural. This ensured delivery was smooth and timely. It did take a while to set up but instructions online were great. Our 5 feathered friends have settled in well and they are laying well. Often find them at the coop during the day or waiting there for us to close the door in the evening. Very easy to clean, which was our main issue with the old wooden one. Thank you.
05/05/2019 by Elizabeth
Good communication, very prompt service and rural delivery. Easy assembly and our guinea pigs are adjusting well to their new house.
Thanks so much.
01/05/2019 by Guest
Recently we purchased chooks and several other items from Appletons .The owners were very informative and helpful with many suggestions and answers to our endless questions.Very happy with our purchases and certainly made the right choice shopping at Appletons.even had some double yolkers this week ,thankyou
30/04/2019 by Guest
The henhouse arrived promptly,went together easily, and the hens worked out how to scale the ramp and explore the house very quickly. Thank you for a quality product. Jane Woodhall
22/04/2019 by Guest
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