The ever popular plymouth rock with its big personality and docile friendly temperament is another firm favourite.
The ever popular plymouth rock with its big personality and docile friendly temperament is another firm favourite. This dual purpose heavy breed was developed in Massachusetts, USA in 1820s with the barred variety being included in the first American Book of Poultry Standards published in 1874. This ‘barred rock’ as it is often known with its zebra stripping is an impressive looking bird with the contrasting red single comb and wattles setting off the black and white plumage.
They make ideal pets for children plus we have found them to be amongst our top layers. Our ‘barred rock’ girls are all large framed girls and consistent layers of large tinted eggs. They lay like troopers every season. If you are looking for a striking bird that will make a good pet and be a good layer then consider the ever popluar plymouth rock. They are happy to be confined or to free range and are easy to handle – the perfect all round hen!
Always buy eggs & supplies from Appletons as your team is fantastic & hatching eggs always have very high hatching rates!
23/10/2017 by Sandra
brilliant product up until purchase of these was writing date on eggs..no need to now and it looks great
19/10/2017 by Brenda
After using heat lamps for the last few years, we changed to the heatplate. Wow! Wish wed done this a lot sooner. The chicks love it and the power consumption is massively reduced. Speedy service and delivery.
18/10/2017 by Nicola
Once again, excellent service and communication. Really can't recommended the team at Appleton's enough. Eggs securly packaged and arrived safe and sound. Fingers crossed for a good hatch.
18/10/2017 by Nicola
Great way to make sure the eggs get used in date order. Looks great on the kitchen worktop too!
11/10/2017 by Andrew
Prompt deliver, and the girls used it straight away! Thank so much!
10/10/2017 by Angeline
Me and the kids collected our 6 x 14 week old pullets after building our own coop and run together - a happy day after a couple of years without chooks. All hens happy and healthy and settling in well to their new home : )
08/10/2017 by Mark
I have dealt with Appletons quite a few times now. The delivery service is wonderful. Always so quick and the products are of a very high standard. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone.
06/10/2017 by Stephanie
Our new Omlet Eglu Go and chicken fencing is fantastic and so are all the wonderful food and health products we bought through Appletons for our rescued battery hens. After just two weeks, our little flock is free range, happy and laying eggs. Testament to the great products recommended on your website.
05/10/2017 by Theresa
I love my new black egg skelter, it arrived quickly and looks so smart sitting on the bench!
01/10/2017 by Maree
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