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 chooks 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 both on-line and in-store and stock everything from incubators and brooding equipment to feeders, drinkers, healthcare products and premium poultry feed. If looking for layers we stock the prolific brown shavers. 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. We also stock rabbit and small animal housing, rabbit supplies and breed the beautiful flemish giant rabbits.
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 to express their natural behaviour, Eglu chicken coops keep our chickens safe and the Fido Studio and Qute mouse house which looks great in any living room, kitchen or bedroom bringing our pets into the heart of the house. And now new to their range is the Zippi Rabbit Tunnel System, Runs & Playpens offering everything your pet rabbit or guinea pig needs to feel safe, secure and adventurous.
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."
The lady who took the order was really helpful and got the plate away very quickly. It's so easy to use and my chicks are flourishing. Very happy with the service and the product!
It only took a few days for my chooks to start drinking out of their new drinker. It is light even when filled with water. I lay it on its back to fill it up and then gently set it back up and the water doesn't spill out. The water also stays cool.
Arrived as expected. No issues.
Perfect for what we needed, easy to set up and works well
Excellent service, the delivery was so fast.
We had a lot of trouble getting this since the courier took over a week (for the overnight delivery) First it seems they delivered it somewhere else, then went and picked it up when you contacted them, and then I had to phone them again because their courier forgot to collect it from their West Auckland depot! Arghhh. But thankyou very much for following that up for me, and for the delivery refund. I think that was very good of you! The pack is great...so easy to use. I appreciate the whole deal in one pack... especially the breathing masks. Really helpful!
Awesome and very speedy delivery service, will be getting more product from you.
Pleased with prompt service
My coop arrived very well packaged. My 13 year old son and I assembled it. He found the instructions easy to follow. The most fiddly part was the run as the clips were a bit tricky to put on. Overall very happy though and would recommend this product.
Very happy with purchase.
great service thanks
Great service thanks
Great product, great service
So, 6 months on: I'm a happy camper! The only advice I would offer re: your marketing was that I hadn't figured out the extent to which the house was so 'ready to assemble'. I'd set aside a day with one of our 20 year olds to put it together, and we were done in an hour.
Thanks, great product!
Hi Fiona and Gordon. Just wanted say a big thank you; my partner and our neighbour put the new henhouse together today and were super happy with the ease of assembly. They say the quality is really good; our chooks will be stoked! Kind regards Michelle
We are completely built and the house looks fantastic!!!! The hens are enjoying their new home! Some of them moved in of their own accord when we had the door open. We also had some torrential rain last week and everything is all water tight. It truly is a beautiful hen house!"
Excellent coop. Very easy to use and to clean.
Great product , excellent value
Great product and excellent service.
Hi, Thank you for the coop and run which we are very pleased with. Grandchildren assisted with the assembly which was straight forward following the helpful instructions that were included. The service from Appletons was superb, and the goods arrived in good time by courier. Terence
Great to deal with
This product is cheap and easy to install. We used it to convert an old bucket into a water tank - so the chooks always have plenty of clean water which doesn't get soiled. Our chooks started using it straight away with no trouble.
We Bought this nest box as one of our chickens had started eating her eggs. This nest box has solved that problem and the chooks are happy to use it. It was easy to put together and feels solid and not too tricky to clean.
This firm provides a great service with top products and friendly and informative customer advice. We have almost finished assembling our Eglu and looking forward to the new residents moving in to their 5-star apartment and garden run.
If you are in the vicinity a visit to the shop location is well worth the time.
Fast delivery and the red spider mite /virus/bacteria control solution they sell is extremely effective at keeping the red mites chookies suffer with at bay, very impressive stuff. It is the only thing I have found that actually works.No more itchiness for me after I have been in the roosting areas, highly recommend Appletons Poultry Safeguard, it works very well.
Another hassle free shopping experience. Love the quality of your products. Thanks!
Our golden pheasants were quick to learn to use this feeder. No more feed left lying around to attract the rats and mice. Nice shallow pan makes the feed easy access.
Arrived quick, works great for our baby chicks, thanks!
Thanks Fiona for an amazing experience today! You folks went well above and beyond expectations with my education on care, premium product and went so far as to provided chickens when the other supplier fell through. The fadge of sawdust was the right choice over my old hay habits. This level of service and enthusiasm is hard to find at the best of times. The pullets are settling in and exploring their new kingdom. Until next time...
Just to report that of my 12 eggs 10 hatched out to day which a good result.
Bunnikins is very happy with her new Zippi run & tunnel although she did try & make a break from her Eglu hutch thru a gap between the hutch & the underfloor! Thank you, Fionna & Gordon, for your service; fantastic as always!
Yes thank you received in good order. Again very impressed with the workmanship and ease of construction.
The chook house we got from you is amazing, so easy to put together and plenty of room for the chickens (actually way too much for the 3 we have, it’s like living in the Hilton)!!! We need to get some more Chooks ...
Living remotely makes buying bulky items a bit of a pain - logistically speaking. But no such worries with this purchase. Appleton's arranged everything with our local truck company and it got here NEXT DAY. Talk about amazing service!. And the product is A++ too - Clean, dust free, and storing the fadge is MUCH easier than storing smaller plastic bales. Will definitely buy this again. Thanks Appletons!
Very happy with my purchase and very speedy delivery thanks.
Great for confining 2 cats outside during the day. Our run came very promptly and was easy to construct. Brilliant service. Thanks
Great range of products that are reasonably priced. Super speedy delivery.
just bought our second appletons chicken house and once again good delivery easy to put together and perfect for our needs. our first coop we bought 8-10 years ago and is still is top condition very pleased with it thank you appletons
We got our chickens from Appletons and order their pellets, grit and wood chips from them also. Always good service and very helpful
I received my hens new easy care drinker the day after I placed the order.I am pleased with the drinker and the service was amazing. Thank you.
Our Guinea Pigs are loving their new outdoor cage. Prompt delivery. Took a bit to put it together but it looks great and the quality is excellent. It will last for some time which is what we wanted.