Always a pleasure dealing with appletons
Haven’t used it as yet as eggs incubating, but am pleased everything to set up brooder included. Looking forward to using it
The package conveniently included everything that was necessary to care for 6 chicks of a week old chicks except food. The chicks loved the Comfort Heat Plate and it worked perfectly.
Appletons package resulted in survival of a complete brood of orphan shelducklings. A waaaay better solution than my hobbled together box and bedside lamp affair, which whilst could have worked just clearly wasn’t something I’d be proud to show/share and wouldn’t have offered complete care.
Appletons were extremely helpful with the information we needed to get this sorted. The parcel arrived very quickly and was simple to set up. We will be a repeat customer. Thank you.
The starter package is amazing! We had raised rescued wild ducklings before but wanted something better suited for our indian runners. Everything was in great condition and arrived promptly. Definitely better than ducklings taking over my bathtub!!
Appletons Chick Brooder Starter Package for Rearing Day Olds
This Starter pack was just what we need. We have free range chickens that just roam across our 10 acres, and they have been terrible mothers in the past. When we find a chick away from its mum we have to try and hand rear them. It has been really handy to have this set up, and if and when we find chicks we are quickly able to get them warmed up and fed in an easy clean enclosure. Thanks Heaps
Great to have when you have little chickens around.
Has been perfect! Exactly what I needed and fast easy delivery!
The Ultimate Brooder Set Up for Raising Day Old Chicks 🐥🐤
- Secure and easy-to-clean Chick Brooder Cage (1m or 1.2m)
- Chick Mat 90cm x 90cm - essential to use in brooder for first few days
- Chick Drinker
- Crown Chick Trough 33cm
- Crown Chick Suspension 1.5kg Feeder
- Bag of Untreated Wood Shavings - best only used when chicks are 4 to 5 days old (RRP $10)
- + Handy chain to hang the Suspension 1.5kg Feeder (RRP $10)
- + Handy Tips and Information Sheet on Rearing Day Old Chicks
Choose from two different heat options
Each option has a different type of chick drinker
RADIANT Heat + 1.3L Chick Crown Drinker
The heat source is the Appletons 75W 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 traditional 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.Includes handy hanging chain and snap hooks for heat source. (RRP $16)
CONTACT Heat + Chick Nipple Bottle Drinker 1L
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.