Our gorgeous polka dot hamburgh girls!
The origins of the hamburghs (Hamburg in the USA without the ‘h’) are not exactly known. They have been kept in Britian for at least the last 300 years but could have originated in Eastern Europe. They are a small, active, graceful bird with a smart rose comb and upright tail. They come in a range of colours: black, white, gold pencilled, silver pencilled, gold spangled and silver spangled. The most popular and visually stunning variety would be the silver spangled hamburgh. Here at Appletons we love our polka-dot ladies! The Hamburghs must be our all-time favourite in the light breeds. The hens might not be very big but they make up for it in looks and personality. They are great layers and lay a good sized white egg for their body size. We find they do best if they have access to free range. If you wish to pen them a decent sized run will be required and have it netted over the top as these girls can be inclined to jump out. The silver spangled hamburgh roosters are stunning with their black spangles, long sweeping tails and regal red, rose combs. If you can keep a rooster they are worth having around just to admire his pose but also to keep the girls in check! When young the hamburghs can be a bit flighty but as they mature into hens they calm down and become more enquiring and friendly. In fact, our pen of hamburghs is extremely friendly and rush to meet us when we go to visit them. They are enquiring by nature and a joy to watch. They love to chatter and let us know what they want: real little conversationalists! If you have space to let your hens free range and are looking for personality, intelligence and beauty (and white eggs of course)then don’t look past the lovely hamburghs. We keep both the silver spangled hamburgh and the black hamburgh colour varieties.
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15/08/2017 by Ros
I appreciated the prompt delivery and minimal plastic in the packaging. Clear instructions, good service.
14/08/2017 by Olive
Awesome... fast delivery to rural address.
11/08/2017 by fiona
Have recently received my chicken fencing, superior quality and very quick delivery! Would definitely recommend this brand!
09/08/2017 by Todd
The added protection that these covers give is much appreciated by my hens. Great for shelter from wind, rain and sun.
08/08/2017 by Gayle
Bought the Eglu and walk in enclosure for my two rabbits. It was easy to put up and is very strong. They love it and we are very happy with how it looks. The help and support from Fionna was awesome!
06/08/2017 by Michelle
Amazing service. Overnight delivery to the North Island. Everything packed so neatly Eglu is just wonderful to have and my hens love it. Honesty! Got a gift card for my accidental 'overpaid'. Thank you Fionna.
03/08/2017 by Johanna
Just loving my Eglu Cube Chicken House. It went together reasonably easy and it is very sturdy and well made. It is ideal for 4 chooks who learnt how to use the ladder really quickly. It is easy to clean and the chooks seem very happy, started laying within days. We brought the one metre extension and will also add on to this. Highly recommend this product.
02/08/2017 by Gayle
Very pleased with items purchased, a great service and speedy delivery. Super happy with Appletons. Many thanks.
01/08/2017 by Eve
I brought my 2 new hens home to Blenheim last week and they settled in straight away in their new transition hen house, before being allowed to run with the main flock. They are surrounded by the main flock but can't be bullied through the wire while they settle in. The hens were so quiet and tame, and delivered an egg each the next day! They have been laying ever since and make lovely cooing noises when I feed them or collect the eggs.
01/08/2017 by Tracy
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