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 been a passion for us and we are still 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 stock feed 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 & Platforms 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 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 we are now excited to be offering this quality bed to all dog lovers in NZ. In October 2021 we will be launching the Maya Cat Range and Zippi Platforms.Working with Omlet is very exciting for us as we get to share all their wonderful, quality products with all pet lovers in New Zealand.
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 powder is easy to use and appears to have worked well.
My fencing arrived quickly beautifully packed and with easy assembly instructions, had it up in no time
My Go UP is about 6 years old and still going strong, however the plastic rain cover was literally shredded in recent hail storms. The new Eglu Cube Clear Cover fits it perfectly, giving cover from driving rain. The length is perfect and wraps over all one side and down most of the other side. The clear covers allow the grass to continue growing, preventing boggy areas which my girls hate. Appletons are always great to deal with, friendly and helpful and overnight delivery (even way out here!)
We are very pleased with the house, it's well made and makes cleaning easy
It’s perfect and keeps my girls warm when it’s minus 8 in central Otago.
I have had other feeders but this is by far the best one. NO other birds can get in and steal any food from the chooks. Easy to use and not as noisy as the metal ones.
Appletons Easy Care Drinker
Zippi Rabbit Platforms for Zippi Runs
I needed to attach the netting ends to different parts of an existing walk in hen house. The two gates open to different areas of their large run. Perfect.
We are the returning clients to purchase the carrier as a result of the exceptional customer service we have experienced with our first purchase. Although as normal the young puppy cried after being locked inside the carrier but the carrier serves the purpose. Great quality too! Highly recommended!
Appletons sent this really quickly, & it took 2 of us less than half an hour to put it up with the excellent woodwork & directions. The rooster & his hens were very happy in it straight away. Really recommend:)
We got one of these ages ago and it’s the best waterer we’ve had so we got another when we increased the flock size. It holds a lot of water, they can’t knock it over and whilst it still does get some algae growth it’s nothing like the clear plastic ones. Really great product.
Great service, really helpful and knowledgeable.
We’ve waited ages to finally buy one of these and we should have moved earlier to this. It takes a while to put together but the materials are excellent. No more mites, warm birds and even the feeder and water holder are brilliant! We will be buying more for our breeding lots.