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.
Delighted with my Chicken Fencing, very easy to erect and does a great job, as does the Easy Care Drinker. I haven’t used the Poultry Safeguard Concentrate yet but I’m sure it will be just as great
Thank you Appletons
17/01/2018 by carole
I placed an order for a product just before Christmas and the staff did all they could to make sure that it arrived as soon as possible. Thank you so much! Very happy with the product too:)
17/01/2018 by Susan
My chooks and I love the new Eglu Cube - easy to follow instructions, did need two of us. It looks good and the chooks really seem to love it and also great how easy it will be to clean!!
16/01/2018 by Nikki
This is the second chicken fence I have purchased. I now have one around the chickens house and one around the vege garden to protect it when the chickens are let out daily! Easy to put up and great on on the slopes. Terrific service again, thank you.
12/01/2018 by Chris
I ordered leg bands and they were dispatched quickly. As it was such a small order it would have been good to have had the option to have the items mailed to me as the courier cost more than the order! Very good service though.
20/12/2017 by Jackie
I was so pleased with my first purchase that I ended up buying a second Easy Care Drinker for the Girls. Highly recommended! Thanks again for the prompt delivery!
15/12/2017 by Angeline
Great service and an excellent product. All arrived very fast and was quick and easy.
14/12/2017 by Richie
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
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