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.
"Well what fantastic service, a no hassle assembly followed several days later by the chooks. Who all traveled amazing well and arrived excited to explore there new home environment. What a surprise to get our first eggs a couple of days later. Our we boy 2 1/2 years old is so loving the interaction and egg collecting, plan to cook up our first eggs tomorrow with bagels" Thank you
25/09/2017 by Lance
Another eggsellent product! The bantam sized egg skelter comfortably carries both bantam and regular sized eggs and looks great on the kitchen counter too. Appletons are always so helpful and knowledgeable - we look forward to making many future purchases.
21/09/2017 by Bronwyn
I obtained my 3 "point of lay" chooks in June and was advised what to do if one went broody. By chance I picked up a Lifestyle Block mag and discovered Appletons. My fertile eggs arrived by courier (extremely well packed) and with very extensive instructions inside. I had also had a very informative phone conversation with Appletons and although I haven't counted my chickens before they hatch, am hopeful of a positive outcome. 😊
20/09/2017 by Jenny
Great fencing and delivered neatly and quickly, arrived within 2 days and we live in the North Island rural, very impressed with everything I have got off you people.
13/09/2017 by Jude
We are blessed with some lovely pullets who have made themselves right at home here on our property. We were able to pick them up very easily and buy extra supplies on the spot at the store. Wonderful people to deal with and a lovely property. I would recommend them to anybody looking for chickens and chicken keeping gear/supplies.
06/09/2017 by Antonia and Mike
Helpful advice, Eglu Go Chicken Coop is a neat product and not too tricky to put together. Birds arrived in great condition and have settled in well. Overall excellent service and quality, thanks!
27/08/2017 by Paul
Great trade, prompt delivery, and a great product that does exactly as it should. Once again a pleasure to deal with.
25/08/2017 by Casey
I was impressed with the efficiency of my order, and the personal service in accommodating my needs before i ordered.
Thank you for a great product.
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
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