Our gorgeous polka dot hamburgh girls!
The origins of the hamburghs (Hamburg in the USA without the ‘h’) are not exactly known. They have been kept in Britian for at least the last 300 years but could have originated in Eastern Europe. They are a small, active, graceful bird with a smart rose comb and upright tail. They come in a range of colours: black, white, gold pencilled, silver pencilled, gold spangled and silver spangled. The most popular and visually stunning variety would be the silver spangled hamburgh. Here at Appletons we love our polka-dot ladies! The Hamburghs must be our all-time favourite in the light breeds. The hens might not be very big but they make up for it in looks and personality. They are great layers and lay a good sized white egg for their body size. We find they do best if they have access to free range. If you wish to pen them a decent sized run will be required and have it netted over the top as these girls can be inclined to jump out. The silver spangled hamburgh roosters are stunning with their black spangles, long sweeping tails and regal red, rose combs. If you can keep a rooster they are worth having around just to admire his pose but also to keep the girls in check! When young the hamburghs can be a bit flighty but as they mature into hens they calm down and become more enquiring and friendly. In fact, our pen of hamburghs is extremely friendly and rush to meet us when we go to visit them. They are enquiring by nature and a joy to watch. They love to chatter and let us know what they want: real little conversationalists! If you have space to let your hens free range and are looking for personality, intelligence and beauty (and white eggs of course)then don’t look past the lovely hamburghs. We keep both the silver spangled hamburgh and the black hamburgh colour varieties.
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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