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.
Again excellent service and quality product. Arrived here (Dannevirke) 3 days after ordering. Chooks love the stuff and have been picking away at it.
16/02/2018 by Wayne
I bought the easy care drinker, step on feeder for smaller spaces and Omlet chicken fencing. All three products are first class and I would recommend them to anyone.
14/02/2018 by carole
Hi there, I ordered some items and was very happy with the quick service. order arrived in excellent condition with no fuss. Would certainly use them again. thankyou
08/02/2018 by Daphne
I ordered some items on the Weds and received them in Central Otago on Friday. Excellent service, thank you.
05/02/2018 by John
I ordered some supplies for new baby chicks. The products were as described and delivered quickly even though we are rural and on the North Island. Very satisfied with the price, quality and speed.
04/02/2018 by Susanne
Many thanks for the prompt delivery and great product . I will definitely shop there in the future.
31/01/2018 by Warren
Many Thanks to Appleton's for the prompt supply of the Trio Of plastic eggs and Coloured leg rings which arrived by Courier . Excellent quality at a reasonable price and well packed for courier delivery to Dannevirke. We will certainly shop with Appleton's again. Wayne Jacobsen Dannevirke
31/01/2018 by Wayne
Brought online and delivered to rural address in Southland.
Communication was great via email and eggs arrived a day before they said they would be due, which was great. they were very well packed and the instruction I received made for a very successful hatching rate. Very happy with purchase and would happily buy from this company again. Excellent
28/01/2018 by Teresa
Appletons Westons feed is excellent. My chicks are growing fast on the chick crumble! The service is really good too.
27/01/2018 by Louisa
Have previously had a fencing system in my inner city yard that I had to move around. Now that I have my three chickens in an Eglu Go Up, life for me and the hens is far easier. They seem more content (possible because they feel more secure?) and are much easier to wrangle. Cleaning takes a fraction of the time, and the unit looks tidier. I can regularly give them access to fresh grass just by wheeling the unit a couple of metres along. Very pleased with the whole thing.
Great delivery service too, thanks
25/01/2018 by Billie
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