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 chicken love their new enclosure! Nice and easy to put up with the possibility of moving it into a different spot.
Great pegs for holding tarp down
Very efficient traders. Recommended. The product has been upgraded since the last one I bought and is much better
Have not started yo 7se it yet.
Great product - chooks love it.
I have not put it up yet waiting to be abit drier
This is the best coop it is my third house and I'm happy with them all so easy to clean
We have set up the Classic Hen House to use as a Classic Cat Enclosure for one very old cat and deaf cat. The egg laying boxes are now sleeping boxes and we have installed shelves on the back wall for the cats to use and have used flexible perspex to cover the netting and therefore create a warm, dry, safe enclosure for our cats for when we are not home.
The enclosure fits ticks the boxes for our pets needs.
The only thing we would comment on is that the door had worped slightly so did close well at the bottom.
I love my hen house don’t have any hens yet so have no idea how they will feel. But it does what I was after and that was being able to be shifted by Me without enlisting the help of others.
Appletons Poultry Safeguard Concentrate
Very happy with the purchase. It is much better than the previous model. Quick service. Great communication.
Awesome fence easy to put up even just by myself. Have moved it already and no problems. Keeps the chooks from pooping on the deck!
Agrivite Poultry Pep
Appletons Poultry Safeguard Concentrate
Great product would recommend
Fantastic service from Fionna and a fantastic hen house. My girls settled easily and are loving it. Thanks so much
Omlet Outdoor Cat Run (Catio)
Easy to assemble, looks fantastic, uniquely functional. Love it.
Thanks for the good Chicken Fencing and service - from the Team at https://www.Gardener.co.nz
Great to deal with
Being new to having chickens we found this book perfect for our needs. Very informative and easy to read
My chickens were a bit unsure about the crickets at first but soon scratched them about and tucked in :)
We needed a bird feeder that didn't attract sparrows and other pest birds. Bought this nectar feeder from Appletons, assembled it, filled it with topflight mixture and 2 tui were on the table drinking in about 10 minutes. Result, a lot less sparrows and blackbirds, no birdshit everywhere, win win!!
Great to be able to order online. Excellent service.
Very impressed with the Cube and with Appleton's as a supplier, they have been very helpful. Took a little longer than Eglu advise to assemble but the instructions are very clear and a lot of thought and imagination has gone into the design. Very well made and the hens love it.
I an delighted with my purchase. I wanted a chook house that would be easy to maintain.
I also wanted the house up off the ground as it's pretty damp here. The great insulation was also a reason why I chose this. It's attractive and looks great with a native bush backdrop. I was kept in the loop of when it would arrive. Took me a few hours to put together, on my own. Please note I'm not great at following instructions but found this easy to follow. Thanks team
I saw great results after first application.
very easy to use. Know exactly how much each hen is getting.
Very quick to arrive
Great just right for our windy location
I had wanted an Eglu Hutch for our last Rabbit, but as she was already ‘elderly’ when we got her decided against it. We adopted a baby bunny who really needed a home so decided to get one. It has been fantastic. Easy to clean, easy to open doors, lots of room for the bun’s (we got another baby bun as a friend) and easy to change food and water. So much better than a wooden hutch which was hard to clean etc. Highly recommended.
Great treat for my chickens, they love them. Product arrived promptly too, thank you :)
Always a pleasure to purchase and deal with this family business
Westons Peak Layer Pellets
Love this coop. A bit fiddly to assemble with just one person but would be very easy with two.
Purchased with the wheels and handles and is fantastically easy to move around the lawn.
Happy chooks! Would highly recommend this coop. Worth the investment.
They bounce haha
Eglu Cube Chicken Coop
this amazing, and so easy to put together with clear instructions - done in under an hour with myself and my husband.
This is great for internal parasites its not a golden bullet for scaly leg mite found it best used in conjunction with other treatments applied this and oiled chickens legs later in the week also used it to get rid of chicken lice in conjunction with Diatomaceous earth works well and great value for money. also great when used when quarantining new chickens before adding them to your flock
No more tunnels! 1 point- me 0 points- Latte