The buffs look equally as elegant as the lights and are as well marked in their gold attire.
We are delighted with our buff sussex and have found them to be excellent layers of light brown, large sized eggs. The hens have a very long laying season and if you add early hatched chicks back into the flock each autumn then you can be assured you will have eggs all year round. If comparing buff sussex to light sussex in our experience the buffs lay a bigger sized, browner egg and are marginally more friendly.
This rare colour variety has been work in progress for us many years now - we originally struggled to source the breed and are now pleased to see they are more readily available as a colour variety here in NZ. The cockerels are very fast growing, mature early and make good sized table birds. So all round a fantastic dual purpose breed with a wonderful temperament. The buffs are exceptionally friendly, a very easy going breed and would be ideal for anyone with young children as they make great pets.
They are inclined to go broody like most of the heavy breeds (this is a perfectly normal process) and if controlled should have little impact on the laying season. Remove broody hens immediately out of the laying pen and place them in a wire cage with fresh water and feed. Do not add any 'creature comforts' like a house and nest box but do provide them with protection from wind and rain. We leave our girls here for a week and then it is back to the laying pen. This works very well for us and we get excellent production from our buff ladies!
I ordered a second lot of chicken fencing and it arrived very quickly and we were kept up to date with its progress all the way. A great product.
19/07/2019 by Phillippa
Have come to expect Appletons very efficient service for their top class products and the step on chook feeder I just purchased was no exception. It's saved me a lot of work and my Barred Plymouth Rock chickens learned to use it extremely quickly.
18/07/2019 by Guest
Wonderful purchase!! My 2 Flemish giant rabbits love to use the two boxes as make-shift burrows, sleeping, eating hay and hanging out in them! Very spacious, sturdy and high quality! 5/5 stars
09/07/2019 by Guest
Fantastic Chicken run - easy to put together. Communication great. Highly Recommend
08/07/2019 by Guest
The Wood Shavings are good value for a big bag - they smell great, and are very absorbent. Layer pellets - our 6 chooks are each laying an egg daily; they are thick-shelled and taste great, so their diet must be good.
07/07/2019 by Guest
Not an easy system to get the hang of initially but taking a careful approach avoids mistakes and misinterpretations. It looks at this stage as if carefully looked after it could last long enough to cover the cost. Very happy with the solution to the need for a mobile pen at this stage. Thank you
03/07/2019 by Guest
Excellent Product Excellent Service.
I have given up with 'make-shift' fences and decided to purchase an Eglu Waffle Fence which is a high quality easy to assemble product.
02/07/2019 by Guest
Just wanted say a big thank you; my partner and our neighbour put the new henhouse together today and were super happy with the ease of assembly. They say the quality is really good; our chooks will be stoked!
27/06/2019 by Michelle
The wheelbarrow henhouse we recently acquired is perfect for Dad’s 3 hens. The hens adapted to it very well, and being able to easily move it around has made it much easier for Dad, who is now in his 90s,to care for his hens and collect their eggs. We are delighted with it and gladly recommend it to others. Lindy.
24/06/2019 by Guest
Excellent service. Very helpful and great to be able to pick up pellets in Stoke as I live in Nelson City.
10/06/2019 by Guest
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