We love our gentle giants.
The black croad langshan is a very placid, easy going breed and does best free ranging and not being confined. This interesting Asiatic breed was originally brought from China to the Britian by Major Croad in the early 1870’s.The classic U shape between the neck and the tail in the males is characteristic of the breed together with the size of its head which seems smaller in proportion to the rest of its body. We call them our gentle giants. They are a big framed bird with a slightly clumsy gait and the sweetest nature imaginable. Best to raise alongside other gentle natured breeds as can be easily intimidated by the more bossy, dominant breeds. A reasonable layer of brown eggs. The hens make great broodies and mums. We also keep the white croad langshans, these are work in progress (like any breed!) and we look forward to working with them this season.
One of the best sellers I have encountered. Incredibly helpful with my order and even offered suggestions to ease my delivery difficulty. Products were excellent and service that went beyond the extra mile. People who really care and products that are high quality. Would happily trade with again was a pleasure.
24/05/2017 by Sonya
All products received quickly, well packaged and fantastic support for my questions. Always recommend Appletons to anyone when talking about chickens and coops. Many thanks Fionna!
20/05/2017 by selena
The cat enclosure is wonderful and my cat..tiny dancer...is very happy. It's quite ornamental in my garden between the pots and bushes and thanks for prompt delivery.Thank you cristina
05/05/2017 by Cristina
The chook house was very easy to assemble, I did however get a stainless steel tray made up to fit the floor, this will make it more easy to clean and protect the wooden floor.
We also purchased the drinker and the starter kit, which get the chook house up to a good start.
Everything from Appletons is first class and we are very happy!
05/05/2017 by Erling
Excellent service, from pictures, to ordering, to paying, to delivery, all fantastic, and the chooks were drinking out of the Appletons Easy Care Drinker within a few days of ordering it.Thanks Heaps Christine and 13 happy chooks :)
27/04/2017 by Christine
Fast service and excellent, very effective products.
18/04/2017 by Kate
3 new brown shavers, great condition. Can't wait for those eggs! Always great service from Fionna and Gordon.
12/04/2017 by Ewan
The service is Great and products (De-Mite Powder and Safeguard Concentrate) really work well, I have ordered more to have on hand, Thanks for the fast service!
10/04/2017 by Richard
We have been dealing with Appletons for nearly two years and they have great products, lovely chookies and clearly care very much for the welfare of all their birds. What has truly impressed us is the amazing guidance, support and above and beyond generous after sale service Fionna has consistently given us. She (and Gordon on the odd time Fionna wasn't around) has been exceptional and so patient and caring. Honestly they are absolutely wonderful. We highly recommend Appletons to any prospective poultry owner. Anna and Sylvain Filliol
05/04/2017 by Anna
This arrived quickly, was well packed, contained effective instructions and is exactly what I needed.
05/04/2017 by Gail
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