Our Chilian girls love to chatter and at times can be seem dizzy!
Arauncana chickens originate from South America and are named after the Arauca Indians of Chile. They were introduced to Europe in the early 1900s although they have been heard of since the mid-sixteenth century. They originally had large floppy pea combs but these have been bred so that they now only have a very small irregularly shaped pea comb. They do not have wattles and the facial feathers are thick with a small crest on the head. The blue green egg is coloured throughout the shell so the inside is as blue as the outside but inside the yolk and egg white is still the same as any other hens egg! The breed can be born with or without a tail, those without are known as Rumpless Araucanas. They are short, rounded birds with an upright stance and a broad skull. They have an unusual wart-like feature on either side of their heads called plicae where the earlobes are usually seen. These have feathers on them which make up ear tufts which slat backwards. Araucana chicks are strong, fast growers and mature quickly. Here in NZ they are classified as a light breed. They do tend towards broodiness and make excellent mothers. They don't mind being kept in a run but like fresh grass so the coop will need moving on regularly.
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
Fantastic quality, arrived well packed with very detailed instructions. Lovely, thank you!
06/11/2017 by Isabelle
We seamlessly pre-ordered three young pullets online and picked them up two weeks later at 17 weeks. Already at 19.5 weeks the first pullet has laid. The step-on feeder is great and the chooks learnt to use is within three days. They're very happy and placid chickens free ranging in our large orchard. Kudos to Appletons for great service and knowledge.
05/11/2017 by Don and Llane
First time ordering fertilised eggs online. Prompt response and gave options where order could not be filled.
All arrived safely - well protected. Happy hens sitting on eggs. Fingers crossed nature does the rest!
03/11/2017 by Chris
Fantstic service, faster than expected delivery, brilliant communications.
01/11/2017 by Rae
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