We love our wyandotte ladies. Classy young girls looking racy and sleek before they mature out to be curvaceous laced hens of standing and character.
The ever striking wyandotte with its exquisite lacing (although not all are laced) is another much admired breed. Its popularity is due not only to its looks but also to the fact that it is an ideal dual purpose backyard fowl. The wyandotte history is comparatively young. It was only in 1883 when the silver laced version was finally standardized in America. The breed acquired its name from a native North American tribe called the Wendat (which in time became corrupted and pronounced by the settlers as wyandotte) After 1883 the silver laced version travelled to British shores and the English poultry fanciers set to work on improving the lacing, ground colour and developing new colour varieties. Today wyandotte come in a wide range of colours. They have a rather rotund appearance and are curvaceous ladies with slightly loose feathers that make them look fluffy. We find them to be slightly more susceptible to common backyard viruses than other breeds. Their calm and docile nature and strong character make them a big winner with first time chicken owners. We have kept the wyandotte for many years and find the breed be average to good layers: they are a bit slow to come into lay in each spring but once they get under way they lay well. Please note we no longer keep this breed.
Just a note to say that I have picked up the hens and got them home. They are beautiful and so well packaged. Mainfreight staff was very impressed, as was I. I am trying to coax them out of the box and into their new house but they are happy in the box! I will have to give them a push I think! Again, very many thanks to everyone involved with this purchase.
10/05/2018 by Alison
Excellent service - as always
02/05/2018 by Maggy
I had to let you know what a difference your products have made to our chooks. I am amazed and thrilled. I am sure they are too. THANK YOU SO MUCH<
30/04/2018 by chris
thank you for your quick service and products as ordered.
23/04/2018 by Bridget
Hi Fionna and Gordon, We put our piggy palace together this morning. Very happy with it and it went together easily. Thank you!
23/04/2018 by Roberta
We are very happy with this product. We wish we had heard about it sooner, because although the older girls are now not pecking the younger girls, they have gotten into the habit of chasing and the young girls, running. We are sure it will calm down once they realise that they are not going to get plucked. Just a point - got some kick-back spray into my face and even I don't want to peck at the chickens - LOL. Regards, Jeanette
16/04/2018 by Jeanette
Thanks for making it so easy to purchase chook food online and to conveniently pick it up in town. 10/10.
10/04/2018 by Sue
I buy regularly online. Process is very easy. Product is excellent. And I enjoy and look forward to my regular chats with Val when I pick up the food from her place. Thanks.
09/04/2018 by Sue
Just wanted to let you know that we were over the moon with our chook house!!! It took about 15 mins to put up. So straightforward!! Had anticipated hours of working things out. Now fencing off our orchard to give our girls a good sized run.Thanks again for all your wonderful help and info!!! Would thoroughly recommend to anyone else.
03/04/2018 by Val
This is the 3rd time of buying products from Appletons. Their website is pretty easy to use and the delivery very quick and not overly expensive. I have purchased chicken food and an Omlet fence both of which I am very satisfied with. And finally if you have to have a chat with them, they are really friendly and obliging. Full Marks Appletons!
02/04/2018 by Cherryle
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