The leghorn girls are slender, athletic ladies, sprightly in nature and keen to explore.
Leghorns originated in Italy and like most of the mediterranean breeds have white earlobes – a sign of a good layer. They are a very influential breed and were kept as the nations layers before man developed the modern commercial hybrids to become our egg laying machines. The leghorn played an important role in this development due to their prolific egg laying abilities. Leghorns are by nature active, energetic birds that love to go where they choose so happily jump up into trees to roost or jump over fences. They are independent characters but will reward you with lots of lovely big, white eggs. We have kept both the white and the brown colour varieties but presently just have the white leghorns. The hens are not inclined to go broody – don’t think I have ever had one sit! They are robust birds and ideal to keep if you have the space for them to come and go as they please.
Very happy with our new small flock .
they are settling in nicely and appear supprisingly smart .
Thanks for great service again .
12/12/2017 by Wilfried
Thanks for the additional guidance on incubating eggs when I phoned, great chatting to another chicken-mad folk. My eggs arrived in perfect condition.
30/11/2017 by Kelly
Everything all good, eggs ordered and arrived no problem at all.
28/11/2017 by Mark
Items received as described on the website.
Great communication and a pleasure to deal with.
The instruments corrected our calibration on the incubator.
Thank you Appletons.
27/11/2017 by Peter
Great service and advice, just need the duck to do her bit
23/11/2017 by Chris
Absolutely delighted with my gorgeous red egg skelter and super prompt service! Thank you
15/11/2017 by Valerie
We ordered an eglu cube and run recently and expected it to take some time to make it down what must be the worst bit of any state highway in NZ, but no it was here in Christchurch delivered to home in two days. These coops are a breeze to assemble, done solely by girl power, and what's more the silkie teenagers love it.
Perfect all round. Margaret Howley
13/11/2017 by Margaret
Thank you Appletons for helping out with our chooks. Advice and product did the trick!
07/11/2017 by JACQUES
Delivered next day - excellent! Thanks.
07/11/2017 by Jenette
we ordered extensions and covers for our coop and run we bought about 12 months ago. They are sturdy when erected and easy for two to assemble. The covers are great and for around the bottom of the coop itself. From start to finish the process is just great.
06/11/2017 by Pamela
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