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 rabbits love them as expected! Thanks heaps!
Ceramic Heat Emitters
Love them, great fun and quality!
Arrived quickly, installation smooth, waiting the arrival of the hens now
We love this hutch! so much better than our other (2) wooden ones which fell apart after being exposed to sun/rain.
Love it…cheeky sparrows not impressed!
Thank you for waiting to send my product as requested and I appreciate the value for money.
Horizontal (side mount) nipple drinker
Great service and product!! Thank you😊
Excellent so far. Have sprayed twice and will do so again this week. Think mites have all contacted the Coronavirus. !!
Only just started to use.
Thank you so much for the great service and products really does make a difference to my girls.
Wouldn’t be without this product and the girls love it.
Great product and have fantastic results and stops it really fast.
So thrilled with the prompt service and delivery and I am loving this almost as much as my girls do! The water no longer needs constant changing and in the heat and dry it's nice to be able to go out for the day and know my girls still have plenty of water! Thank you
We have 5 chickens and painted it white - love it. Easy to put together and nice and solid. Thank you!
Appletons De-Mite Powder
Sprayed the coop after water blasting no more red mites yay!!!
New Omlet Chicken Fencing
Excellent feed with high animal protein content , the hens go for it and do lay more eggs on average.
Easy to fit to new eglu cube. Working well on timer.
Appletons Poultry Safeguard Concentrate
It’s always nice to meet up with Fiona - they have sugar wealth of knowledge as well as great products! Thanks.
Easy to apply.Effective,even at maintenance dosage.
Chickens are happy and healthy. Service at Appletons is A+
Brilliant product would recommend so easy to use and even easier with the shaker
Very good service easy to assemble top marks
Westons Peak Layer Pellets
Great product! A few of my friends and family will be ordering one too after seeing my egg skelter in action. There was an issue with delivery, but it was no fault of Appletons and Fionna was very helpful when I let her know about the problem.
I have used the safeguard for the third time now. The first really thorough clean up then did the 2nd follow up and have just done a maintenance. I purchased a good quality weed spray bottle (only to be used with the safeguard) and this made the work of spraying our coop so much easier than using a small squirter bottle, but I guess it depends on the size of the coop - ours is large - did it in a quarter of the time. The spray wand is also great for getting into the hard to reach places and round the perches. I am very happy with this product thank you.
Would purchase again.
This is an excellent well designed product and installation is very straightforward. Appleton’s were very quick and efficient in their response and a delight to deal with
Steve Weaver Christchurch
Great product and price, thankyou
Has been perfect! Exactly what I needed and fast easy delivery!
This product was excellent at getting rid of our mite infestation in our chicken coop! Although it took two applications (my first mix was a little weak) so I repeated it 7 days later. It was easy to mix and apply. I also used the mite powder after. My coop now smells clean and it’s mite free!
I highly recommend this product!
Arrived on time and easy to put together
Excellent service and prompt delivery
Very happy, healthy birds who have thrived since they came to us.
After one week of adding this supplement we had our first double yolk egg!
Nettex Anti Feather-Pecking Spray
It took my smartest hen only a week or two to jump onto the step then almost jump into the box as she is a small bantam but the big black bantam cross was quite suspicious. Probably the noise put her off. But now, 7 weeks later she places one claw, yes only one, on the step and as she’s tall leans in and east’s once smartie small bantam has gone! They are so funny and I’m relieved they can use this Sutton Feeder from Christchurch which Appleton’s in Nelson sent me