Fantastic service, goods arrived next day well packed and in good order. 5 star
Very happy with all the products we have purchased from Appletons (coop, enclosure, incubator, starter brooder set, etc). Excellent quality, prompt delivery, well packaged items. Would highly recommend.
We bought the starter pack for housing the chicks we have incubated at school as part of our Primary Industries programme and it is so awesome - the cage is a great size with nice high sides to catch all the 'bits' the chicks flick around. We chose the ceramic lamp instead of the heating pad as it gives greater versatility and our new wee chicks just love it. And it was a GREAT price, very prompt delivery :)
All you need for raising day old chicks, ducklings, pheasant or quail. Appletons Ultimate Package!
The Appletons Chick Brooder Starter Package is a safe and great way to raise young chicks. The package comes with everything you need to get started...except for the fluffy chicks and starter feed! The large long plastic blue wire brooder cage makes for very easy cleaning and repeat use. The extra large wire top door (650mm x 420mm) makes for easy top access to chicks and daily topping up of feed and water. A side front door (240mm x 240mm) allows for easy front access. Two doors are a bonus. The cage is very spacious and comfortably holds the chick feeders (two supplied) and the heat source + drinker (choose from the options below) making it a great set up for raising chicks indoors. Ideal for raising up to 25/30 chicks.
The heat source is the Appletons 100W heat package. The heat source is secured by chain and snap hooks to the wire top and the chicks enjoy and thrive in the radiant heat emitted by the tradional use of a heat emitter. This is the best set up you can provide your newly hatched chicks, pheasants, ducklings and quail. The quality ceramic heat bulb emits only heat (no light) so you chicks will have the warmth they need without light 24/7. This is a more natural way to raise chicks as the chicks will get a good night's sleep and a rested gut rather than feeding and being active 24/7. We also sell the heat emitter bulbs separately as always good to have a spare at hand.Using the traditional method of radiant heat the chicks will grow fast and do well and the whole family can enjoy watching them grow.
The heat source is a 25cm x 25cm Comfort Heat Plate. Heat plates are a very natural heating system for chicks as it simulates the natural heating of a mother hen and makes for healthier chicks. Chicks love to pop under mother hen for security and warmth and the Comfort Heat Plate does just the same. It is ideal to use for different types of poultry, ducks, pheasants and quail. The beauty about these heat plates is that they are very economical to run so will in the long run be a cost saving investment. These plates are very easy to use and with the new unique height adjustment system it makes setting the height easy. Safety has been ensured by incuding both a temperature and resistance fuse.