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.
This is my second review for the same product but I just had to write as I cleaned out the three smelly gpiggies egloo house ( in purple) and I kid you not,it was a PLEASURE,
True, what's more they aren't nearly as smelly even after a week,it was so easy and got so clean, and they are very happy,Put themselves to bed at dinner time,no trying to find them. I can't recommend this enough 😀👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🐹🐹🐹 LJ
Definitely getting one for my big boy Robbie ( Flemish Giant)
12/07/2018 by Lisajane
I actually got this for two of our Gpiggies
They just are two smelly and noisy!
It’s fantastic,they love it,it’s so easy to clean and move
It did take me all day to put it together,definitely not as quick and easy as on utube, but once together such a great hutch
I’m looking at getting one for my big Flemish Giant
To sleep in
Fantastic communication from Appleton’s and fast delivery
Would recommend to anyone 😊👍🏻
08/07/2018 by Lisajane
Once again, excellent service from Appletons, thank you. Fast delivery and chickens now under control.
03/07/2018 by Katherine
Thanks very much Appletons and your employees.
Great service, after deciding to buy some leg bands I registered and brought in ten minutes a fair few.
Now there are a few tagged n bagged chooks, having being blinged with some nifty bands.
28/06/2018 by Vicky
Thank you for a well made item and a quick efficent.and prompt delivery.
Regards J Barrett.
24/06/2018 by Jan
Prompt delivery and well finished. Operates as expected and we are very happy with the product.
22/06/2018 by Steve
Our new mini apex hen house is all up and looking very good! I have also just seen a newsletter from you and I am so pleased that as a new comer to chooks this kind of information will be available to me through the amazing service you offer. Thank You Very Much.
21/06/2018 by Pamela
The 4 hens have settles in well and now we have 4 eggs a day .
04/06/2018 by Miles
Awesome hen house! Took us only half an hour to put it together and most of that time was spent just moving the pieces to the chook run and chasing our toddler. The girls love it! Thanks!
31/05/2018 by Sara
Love the range of products here, especially the treats that our chooks adore. Quick delivery so far, will keep buying from here. Thank you.
31/05/2018 by Djamila
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