Our Chilian girls love to chatter and at times can be seem dizzy!
Classification: Heavy Breed
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.
Very good company to deal with In every way. Eggs arrived on time and were well packaged. Very good pricing.
21/11/2018 by Roger
Our Appletons drinker is excellent and has made our lives much easier. A very good product, robust and well-designed, worth paying more for.
18/11/2018 by Stephanie
18 fertile eggs ordered 26 days ago, they arrived a couple of days later perfectly packaged & safe ready to put under my 2 Broodies. 24hrs later they were set & my girls did their job. On Thursday evening to my delight, at day 20, I went to check the girls and heard the peeps, then caught sight of 2 fluffy ginger bums. By the next day there were 14 bundles of joy. Thank you so much guys. My girls are enjoying co-parenting the 6 Rhode reds, 5 Araucanas & 3 barred Plymouth Rock that hatched. Beautiful healthy chicks, I’m over the moon. Every purchase from Appleton’s is promptly sent, great quality and meets my expectations, thank you.
17/11/2018 by Kim
I recently brought fertile chicken eggs from you and just wanted to say you provided fantastic service, quick delivery and eggs were packed and labelled very well. Will definitely buy from you again. Big thanks
08/11/2018 by Andrea
Hi Fionna, We have at long last had time to get Minka’s enclosure put together. It is awesome, plenty of room to add some climbing things for her. It arrived up here super fast with no hassles. Thank you so much.Many thanks
08/11/2018 by Margaret
needed to buy spare gate set it arrived perfectly packaged and very promptly. Great service thank you
05/11/2018 by Sandra
Perfect, exactly what I was after, and good solid eggs as well, not cheap hollow ones.
04/11/2018 by Jaco
Prior to acquiring these excellent cartons we were always struggling to keep up with our girl's offerings! Now they are kept safe and well presented as they deserve.
A great product from a great team.
02/11/2018 by Allister
Great service. Eglu easy to put together, the run part took longer than I expected. However just timeconsuming as opposed to complicated. Chickens seem very happy and cosy in their new home.
02/11/2018 by Janis
We bought an extra Omlet fence to give our hens more space. Handy to have more than one gate.
28/10/2018 by Lea
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