Our next batch is due on 8th December 2021 (all going to plan!)
If you are looking for hens that lay lots of lovely brown eggs then these are the girls for you!
Chicks will need to be kept warm in a brooder box with a warm area (heat lamp or heat plate as a heat source) where they can sleep and a cooler area they can feed and drink. Until they are fully feathered and the weather starts to warm up they will need to be kept indoors or in a shed. Happy to show the buyer what to do and what they need to eat etc. Our brown shaver chicks are raised on the Westons chick crumble. All chicks need to go with a bag of Westons Chicks Choice on pick up, please. They have quality feed available to them at all times for optimum growth. We find the Westons feed to be the best feed as it contains both ruminant and vegetable-based proteins. Quality feed to get the best out of your birds. Here at Appletons we stock and sell the Westons stockfeed range.
Price is per chick. We sell a minimum of 3. All chicks are guaranteed pullets. All are vaccinated against Marek's and Salmonella. Pick Up on Hatch Day.
Pick up only from our Mt. Heslington Road Shop near Brightwater. Please do not place an order if you cannot collect from our store. For orders over 24 please pre-order 4 weeks in advance.
If purchasing day-old chicks from us they will need to go with a bag of Westons Chicks Choice. We have both 10kg and 25kg bags available. It is company policy. Please do not place an order for chicks if you are not happy to take a bag of feed home.
Developed, designed and breed for their awesome laying ability and capable of laying upwards of 340 to 360 eggs to 80 weeks of age if fed, watered and cared for correctly. These are the hens they use in the commercial egg industry for premium egg production. Please remember they have a very productive but short life compared to a heritage breed hen. These girls will be POL around 22 weeks if cared for correctly. If you are looking for hens that lay lots of lovely brown eggs then these are the girls for you!
Nancy (mother hen) is thrilled with her instant family who are all thriving.
They are growing so fast on their Chick's Choice. Healthy, quality birds.
Purchased six day old chicks and am very happy with them. They were healthy on arrival and are flourishing. Staff were very helpful regarding their care.