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.
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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