Appletons specialize in everything CHICKEN and more from incubation to point of lay. If thinking of keeping chickens and not sure where to start talk to us we can set you up with everything you need to keep happy hens in your backyard. We specialize in premium poultry and animal housing - quality, pre-made, pre-assembled kitsets being our speciality. We have a fantastic range of poultry supplies and stock everything from incubators and brooding equipment to feeders, drinkers, healthcare products and quality poultry feed. If looking for hens that lay lots of eggs we stock the prolific brown shaver pullets. Here at Appletons our dedication to preserving the heritage breeds has grown and we are working hard to improve and keep these breeds going for future generations. Our range of timber housing include stock shelters for goats, sheep and pigs. We stock the premium range of Westons stockfeed and bird feed & treats from Topflite.
We are delighted to be in partnership with Omlet UK. They designed a revolutionary new chicken house which made it simpler to keep chickens in gardens. It looked rather like an igloo and in a moment of punning genius that would define the next generation of chicken keepers, they named it the Eglu and an icon was born. Since then Omlet’s designs have delighted thousands of pets and their owners around the world through their uncompromising attention to detail and innovative ideas. Omlet re-imagines the way we live with and look after our pets to bring us closer together. Omlet design rabbit hutches which allow rabbits and guinea pigs to express their natural behaviour. Eglu chicken coops to keep chickens safe. The Fido Dog Studio and Qute Mouse House (which look great in any living room, kitchen or bedroom) bring our pets into the heart of our homes. The Zippi Rabbit Tunnel System, Zippi Runs & Playpens offer everything your pet rabbit or guinea pig need to feel safe, secure and adventurous. The Omlet Catio is a fantastic outdoor space to keep your pet cat or cats (elderly, poorly or expensive) safe and secure. The revolutionary NEW Geo Bird Cage is a breathtaking, contemporary design that redefines what a pet bird's habitat can and should be. Topology, the NEW luxury dog bed with customisable toppers and feet, is the latest Omlet innovation and will soon be available to all dog lovers in NZ.
Everyone at Appletons is committed to providing you and your pets with fantastic products and top quality service because you are just as important to us as we know your chooks and pets are to you. We’d love to hear from you so send an email to email@example.com with feedback, questions or suggestions.
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For all those out there contemplating the delight of keeping a few chooks.
Appletons is THE place to start. Nothing but friendly and helpful advice from the first phone call until the last egg.
The Ultimate Coop on Wheels seemed a little costly when I saw it on their website but I can promise you it is not. All the little problems that I recall from an A Frame house years ago, have all been designed out. This coop is built like the proverbial Outhouse and will be in service for years to come. It all goes together faster than Lego Bricks and just as easy. Did the whole thing from start to finish in an hour, thereabouts, with various tea breaks to admire my fine work!
Once we had the coop set up the chickens arrived. The box the ladies turned up in was a work of art in itself. Complete with a little drinker and food for their journey. I have been less well looked after by Air New Zealand.
Fionna and Gordon will answer any and all of your questions. Give them a call."
Finally I went ahead and purchased an Appletons Easy Care Drinker. You see twice, I’d used one of those bell looking drinkers that became brittle after less than a year and cracked and ended up in land fill. Then I was using a small white water trough that I had in the shed , after much scrubbing and changing of water and lugging full buckets to the chook run (pretty much everyday as the local Pukeko’s used it for bath time) I’d had enough. Should have got one ages ago! I haven’t had to change the water all week and even the pesky Pukeko’s can’t squeeze in that gap!
I’m a very happy customer, Thank you!
We bought the Eagle Cube and a large walk-in run. The Cube was very easy to assemble. The bottom level of the run is little time consuming and 2 people is definitely an advantage - highly recommend watching the You-tube videos which make the instruction book easier to understand. The rest of the run is easier once the bottom is done.
The run is great - no more food theft by other birds, no predation risk but I can walk in to top up feed, or just open the top of the gate to toss in scraps and treats. The Cube is a delight - so easy to clean you actually want to clean it (!) and so much easier to put my manured wood chips from under the roosting bars into the compost! One of my chooks has to be coaxed out she loves it so much!
Not inexpensive but worth it - I highly recommend the Cube and the run!
The hutch is a good size and well constructed - I was putting it together myself and found it a little difficult until I found the video. My rabbits will be very happy in it.
GOOD SERVICE GOOD TRAPS
Thanks for your very prompt delivery. A great product and I will be definitely dealing with you again. Thanks.
Great quality..speedy delivery
It Did take a while to put together and we ended up watching it on youtube as well. But our Rabbit loves absolutely loves it and so do we!
Great idea, easy to clean and no need to have hay or sawdust on hand. Non messy too!
The coop is an attractive and functional chicken coop with a roost and nesting box and a run, feeder, waterer, a shade cloth, and it keeps pests out. Easy to clean. Took longer than 90 minutes to assemble.
My cats love this. I have a big boy who can stretch out really long and with this tunnel he can still be inside it, but "catching" his prey. He will also take a running start and slide into the tunnel, but does not come out the other side. I often come home to find him hiding in it, waiting to pounce!!
Great space for the bunnies, and easy to set up. I love that you can extend it in time also, and the open/shut doors are such a great idea and easy to put in on any cage.
Great traps, Great service, we live in the North Island delivery was quick. Thank you 👍
I love the zippi runs, they are very easy to assemble, they are sturdy and easy to move around. I love how they connect with the tunnels so you can move your rabbits around to new grass
Omlet Outdoor Rabbit Run