Their looks, character and distinctive white, elongated eggs make them a delight to have foraging in our backyard.
This lovely old heritage breed is a delight to keep...as each year passes we love our dorkings more and more. We keep the silver-grey variety and enjoy the contract in looks between the cockerels and the pullets. The roosters mature out to be handsome, large bodied, impressive birds that make excellent eating. If crossed with Indian game they make the even better table birds. The hens are very attractive and silver grey in colour and compliment the solid colouring of the males. All dorkings should carry the famous 5 toes on each foot so avoid breeding with any that have less or more. The dorkings have ancient roots going back to the time of the Roman invasion of Britian. Some folk say they were there when the Romans arrived others say they were brought by the invaders – either way the dorking is a very different bird today than it was 2000 years ago. Dorkings love to forage and we have found they lay better if they have daily access to free range. They are hardy birds and the hens make good broodies. We find the chicks to be initially slower growing than some of the other breeds and do best if hatched out earlier on in the season.
safe arrival of 6 heritage pullets- delayed by a week because of the forecast storm. Fionna displayed her usual concern for her precious cargo.Some worries when consignment was not there in the morning as I had expected but they were offloaded safely in Wellington at noon beautifully packaged with spare food and drink and none the worse for a 4 hour plus ferry trip :-) Many thanks again great service!
19/03/2018 by thorsten
This product is exactly what I'd been looking for. So easy to set up on my own, looks great, blends into the environment perfectly, and the hens absolutely love their new scenery and foraging area under the trees. When the green manure crop I currently have growing in my vege garden is ready to be dug over, I'll move them there for a few days. Was also very impressed with the speedy delivery. 3 days to arrive in the South Waikato and to a rural delivery address. Almost unheard of!
27/02/2018 by Jan
Amazing service with arrangements and delivery to Wellington without a hitch.... grateful and much appreciated
27/02/2018 by John
Brilliant product, so easy to set up, it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! My chooks are loving the change of scenery and fresh foraging. Thanks very much 😊
21/02/2018 by Jan
We are delighted we have found you! We love our doves and they seem to love the Omlet home we have bought from you, and built in our garden!
19/02/2018 by Mirren
Again excellent service and quality product. Arrived here (Dannevirke) 3 days after ordering. Chooks love the stuff and have been picking away at it.
16/02/2018 by Wayne
I bought the easy care drinker, step on feeder for smaller spaces and Omlet chicken fencing. All three products are first class and I would recommend them to anyone.
14/02/2018 by carole
Hi there, I ordered some items and was very happy with the quick service. order arrived in excellent condition with no fuss. Would certainly use them again. thankyou
08/02/2018 by Daphne
I ordered some items on the Weds and received them in Central Otago on Friday. Excellent service, thank you.
05/02/2018 by John
I ordered some supplies for new baby chicks. The products were as described and delivered quickly even though we are rural and on the North Island. Very satisfied with the price, quality and speed.
04/02/2018 by Susanne
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