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."
My chickens love the crumble
good stuff, shame the courier cost more than the product!
Easy installation. Working well. Chickens have given it their seal of approval
Great product, arrived in two days and did what I needed , great product
Worked a treat after only one application
In fact the picking culprit is very wary if I have the spray with me.
Very happy with product, used in conjunction with no mites I have got rid of mites
Thank you for the pack, the first use has killed most of the mites, still some running around, but will do a second spray this coming weekend. My grandchildren thought I looked like a Martian with the face mask on.
The chooks are lovely, seem happy and are growing well
Westons Peak Layer Pellets
Great company to deal with
Some difficulty following the instructions until I got out the old ones for
My older Eglu raised on wheels. Easy once I used those instructions. Very happy with the product and like the wider run. Happy with both Eglus
Eglu Go Up Chicken Coop
Great product. Got rid of the red mites easily
Great to move around, easy to put together and perfect for our backyard chickens.
So easy to put together
Beautiful and sturdy. Has withstood 3 days of gale force winds in Wellington on the same site that a previous garden shed blew away from. Excellent quality and the girls seem pleased.
Quick and easy purchase. Goods as described
We love the Eglu Cube. It’s easy to clear up after the chooks after their night ablutions and they have taken to climbing the ladder to roost at night from day one. We did purchase the automatic door - and it works a treat - the girls stay up to dark and only missed once (on the first night). Excellent instructions and a joy to construct this awesomely put together product. Only the very keenest sparrows squeeze through the caged run to get food. Very happy! Suits our urban lifestyle (and we find it a breeze to shift and clean).
As always excellent service and products.
Our 2 Guinea Pigs love their new hutch. It's so spacious, well designed and easy to clean. Love that food goes on inside, now birds don't know it's there. Also purchased the wheels so I can easily move them around the lawn. We are very pleased with our new hutch.
will look up for further items on your website as the flyer included in my parcel had some other interesting products.
Great customer service and quick delivery 👍
Chickens are yet to swing on it but we probably need to put it in a better location. it looks cute.
Door works well and gives good access as our Eglu has chicken fencing around it which means you would need to walk around and undo a gate. It could be better if it swung outward instead of inward so the door doesn't hit the chickens as once unlatched it swings itself open but this could be an installation option/error on our behalf. But it's really not a big issue. It's much was easier to reach in to get the water and refill and clean. I recommend this addition.
I purchased the 12m Omlet chicken fencing to block off two separate openings to keep the chickens contained. I ended up cutting the fencing in two and erecting it as two separate bits of fence. I was impressed with its sturdy construction and ease of assembly. One of the metal buttons that hold the fence posts to length got twisted and stuck depressed inside the post so I ended up having to use a nail to keep the post extended. Otherwise this product worked well and was easy to set up in a different configuration than designed.
so hot for chooks they were lining up to drink so fitted in another to the plastic container, works well.
Arrived very quick and very easy to deal with
Westons Chicks Choice
As described, very good product and super fast delivery.
Westons Peak Layer Pellets
Poulnet Chicken Fencing
Easy ordering and timely delivery.
My rabbit loves it. Straight away she started zooming in and out. Not easy to assemble. Took 4 hours with the cage. Instructions in German
I bought an Omlet Cube + extension run on the advice of this really helpful seller, & could not be happier with the Cube!
My hens were bothered by mites that chemicals couldn't reach in their leaky home-built hutch, & as the hutch couldn't be moved they were very destructive in their area.
The new Cube was actually fun to assemble, every piece of it incredibly well thought out with the clearest most useful instructions we have ever seen.
It was accepted easily by the hens, despite being put somewhere completely new to them, they used the perch & nestbox areas straight away, happily putting themselves back in every evening. We have no trouble moving it every day around trees on a rough mown track, not at all like the flat lawns in the ads. It seems robust & well designed enough to cope with real chooks requirements.
Although it seemed expensive it is proving to be worth every cent, & I will not hesitate to buy another Omlet when we have chicks.
Topflite Poultry Pecker
Just brilliant. We love the run and the bunnies especially love the run. We went to Appletons to buy the run and the service was just awesome. Friendly, kind and they really know their stuff. Thanks for having such an awesome product. I couldn't stand my bunnies being cooped up in such a small space. And now they're not!
Great product! Very satisifed!
I am very happy with my chookhouse. I was kept up to date with progress, delivery was as advised and was very easy to assemble with clear instructions
pullets eating well.
easy to handle ,settled in , doing well.
really good to be able to get extra poles and sipper for the water. Delivery to North island quick and efficient.
They have arrived safely & are very happy in their new home.
I'm very happy with them. Nice looking hens.