This wonderful breed is a delight to behold; with their classic face muffling, feathered legs, gentle natures and big personalities.
This wonderful breed is a delight to behold with their classic face muffling, feathered shanks, outer toe feathering, gentle natures and big personalities. They are a French breed originating around 1886 from careful cross breeding (that included Houdans and Dorkings) to get a high performance dual purpose fowl. Faverolles make excellent pets. Their docile nature often results in them being easily bullied by more dominant, energetic breeds. They seem to be happy when confined to smaller runs but like any fowl enjoy time out to free range. Faverolles come in various colours: ermine, black, white, buff with salmon being the most widely kept colour.
We have kept the salmon faverolles for many years but recently due to time contraints have cut back on our breed numbers and sadly we no longer keep these lovely birds. We adored their quirky looks, chatty personalities and the beautiful, creamy plumage of the salmon hens. We have found them to be average layers and not as prolific as their counterparts overseas. The day old chicks are gorgeous and blonde in colour sporting fluffy slippers (feathered feet). They are quick to feather and the colour of their plumage soon determines their sex: pullets (salmon/creamy) and cockerels (black/brown colouring.) We have found the gentle nature of this breed has allowed us to run more than one rooster in with the hens. A docile, friendly breed, easy to handle with a calm disposition and, in our opinion, the teddy bear of chook breeds. We love our faverolles!
The second fence went up much more quickly than the first....but not too much drama if you follow the instruction booklet carefully. The fences work well, with nil escapee's and are more suited to stone free ground.
While not causing an issue, there was a fault with the mesh diameter on one fence, which has 3 small squares 30mm or so about the middle then expanding approx. half way along to all 50mm squares, this led to a spare square at the top for half the fence, giving rise to several comments about reading instructions akin to map reading. Good product and great service as is the norm with Appletons.
22/10/2019 by Guest
Great product for rearing our turkey poults, they seem to do really well with it.
Easy website to use, fast delivery.
Very happy with the service.
20/10/2019 by Guest
Great Omlet Cube chook house. My chickens are so, so happy. It was my biggest DIY project yet and I was so proud once I had finished it all. Fionna was brilliant.
15/10/2019 by Guest
Great product, great service, fast delivery. Thank you so much
13/10/2019 by Guest
Very happy with this product. I prefer it to the Chookateria feeder as the oldest feed gets eaten first so you don't get a build up of stale food. My small flock have adapted to it easily. Set on the lightest setting, even my two little pekin bantams can operate it.
I do wish I'd have got the smaller one though - for my flock of 6 small to medium chickens, the 8kg seems a bit big. Maybe a good excuse to get some more chickens! And great customer service, as always.
11/10/2019 by Katie
So fast! Here already and beautifully packed. Only ordered yesterday. Thank you. Now I can get the chooks. Maggie
10/10/2019 by Guest
Love Appletons for all my chicken needs they're super helpful and friendly and nothing is too much trouble, shopping is always fast and the process of placing orders is always very easy and no stress. I won't shop anywhere else!
10/10/2019 by Guest
Very happy with my purchase of the medium to large egg skelter. It fits the large eggs perfectly and was delivered quickly. Thanks very much for the great service
09/10/2019 by Guest
I am so impressed with Appletons. They are so helpful on the phone. The shipping is super fast. The fertile eggs I have bought are huge and 100% fertile. Thanks guys. Keep up the tip top service.
06/10/2019 by Lulu
Thanks for the easy purchase of the egg cartons!! Prompt delivery!!! Will definitely be doing further business!! Very happy customer!! Thanks heaps!! 🐔🐔🐔
05/10/2019 by Guest
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