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and Backyard Chickens.


Poultrynz, Poultry, Poultry Shield, Diatom, Diatomaceous Earth, Poultry Leg Spray, Bio Dri, Biodri, BioDri, Grit, Oyster Grit, Comb Dressing, Water Nipples, Toe Punch, Candler, Red Mite, Red Mites, Scaly Leg Mite, Scaly Leg Spray, Scaly Leg, Scaley Leg, Organic, Insects, Chicken, Chickens, Fowl, Fowls, Cock, Hen, Cockerel, Pullet, Poultry Standards, New Zealand Poultry Standards, Poultry Books, Chicken Books, Poultry Book, Chicken Book, Poultry Print, Poultry Prints, Chicken Print, Chicken Prints, Pigeon Print, Pigeon Prints, Goat Print, Goat Prints, Rabbit Prints, Rabbit Print, Pig Prints, Pig Print, Poultry Cages, Show cage fronts, Poultry Judging Sticks, Chicken coops, hen house, sheds, animal sheler, fertile eggs, hens, poultry supplies, pullets, poultry feed, chickens, hatching eggs, chicken run, poultry shiled, diatom, pheasants, nelson, taranaki, new zealand, Your No. 1 Supplier of Premium Animal Housing and Poultry Supplies in NZ. WOW! 10% OFF ALL OMLET LO-RISE AND WALK IN RUNS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST. Omlet Chicken Runs   Omlet Cat Enclosures   Omlet Rabbit RunsTimber Chicken Housing If you are Looking for Top Quality Timber Poultry Housing then Look no Further.

We pride ourselves in building the best timber kitset chicken coops and hen houses in New Zealand. Well designed, well-built, modular hen houses that flat-pack and can be shipped direct to your door. We pay attention to structural integrity (good bones), use quality materials and pay attention to the finer details. All our walk-in hen houses are built on skids (it is not an optional extra), we use 12mm marine grade plywood and our walk-in houses all have galvanised, corrugated iron roofs which will stand up to the NZ elements (will not bow and buckle over time like a sheet of roofing ply). Our nest boxes are divided into individual laying compartments offering your hens privacy. Plus we breed and keep poultry (have done for many years) so we know what a good hen house should be like. Our flatpacks are easy to transport  and will fit on most standard car trailers. All panels are pre-made so assembly is quick and easy at your end. We provide easy to follow instructions and assembly of an Apex Hen House should not take more than one hour. Save time and money by investing in good workmanship and good design - talk to us today. Please note all our timber housing is made to order here and depending on workshop capacity can take app. 7 to 15 working days to build from order confirmation to dispatch. Our Omlet Eglu Range are ready to go. Housing Poultry Correctly can make All the Difference to the Enjoyment of Keeping Chickens.

A fowl house should provide chickens with a place to roost and a place to lay eggs. Your chickens will think of it as their home. It should offer protection from the elements, predators and vermin. The house should be the right size to accommodate the number of chickens you require. A solid floor to keep litter dry is a big bonus. Remember one nest box for every 5 hens is recommended. Nest boxes should be positioned away from perches. Perches should be removable for cleaning and for easy checking for mites. Easy access is very important so a walk in hen house with a person sized door will make all the difference to those cleaning jobs. A shutable pop-hole for the chooks to come and go is essential. A chook house on skids is a good idea should you require to move it from paddock to paddock.  Avoid chook houses made of tongue and groove timbers as they offer red mites plenty of lovely places to hide. Avoid insulation in hen houses. Poultry runs are important too as having control over your chickens is key to keeping them off the garden and happily contained in their own area. Runs also offer protection and keep chickens secure and safe.  We have a great selection of timber coops, hen houses and runs available. Talk to us if you need advice selecting the right one to suit your chooks, your backyard and your daily routine. When Looking to Purchase a Chook House there are a Few Important Things you Need to Look For:

Housing that is dry and draught free but still has good ventilation. All our chook houses come with solid plywood walls and a floor which keeps the chooks warm and dry. Netting on one side only ensures good ventilation.
Housing that is predator proof. A solid floor and a pop-hole that shuts will keep out the unwanted visitors.
Housing that is easy to clean. Think about how you are going to clean your chook house. Make sure it is easy-care in the form of a person-sized door and person height inside. Our chook houses come with a flat floor to make cleaning quick and easy. We recommend untreated wood shavings be used on the floor.
Housing that is non-mite friendly. Avoid tongue and groove timber, look for smooth, flat wooden surfaces, movable perches and avoid any insulation in walls or roof. All perfect places for mites to hide! Purchasing a Timber Hen House or Chicken Coop from Appletons.

Please note if placing an order for a hen house that shipping will not be calculated on placing the order. We will need to get back to you with a shipping price. We can give you a price direct to your door or to your nearest Mainfreight depot or both options. Once the shipping cost has been agreed we will then add this to your invoice and send you the finalised invoice for payment. If you have choosen to pay by credit card we will add the shipping charge to your card once you have agreed to the charge. Thank you.  IF YOU WANT HEALTHY, CARE FREE ANIMALS? HERE'S YOUR ANSWER.

We have been using AHE with all of our animals now for several years and the results speak for themselves.
No nasty chemicals - no nasty worming products - just 100% natural animals = 110% happy

No withholding periods with eggs or meat!

The list goes on - the benefits are amazing.

Think about it, for example, You drench your chooks using artificial chemicals which all have 'withholding periods'
What are you actually putting into your chooks? - then you eat their eggs? Ahh, No thanks!
The DRUGS you are using might flush out the worms etc... But what about all the good bacteria? Not all bacteria are bad you know? Drugs don't just target the bad bugs - they get them all... Good and bad?

AHE contains Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Seaweed & Bush Honey. It is made up entirely of natures' nutrients and has proven to be extremely beneficial to the health of all animals. It has 'NO WITHHOLDING PERIOD'.

Garlic contains 33 sulphur compounds, 17 amino acids, germanium, calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, selenium, zinc and vitamins A, B1 and C.

A combined mix of Bush & Manuka Honey ~ Which has a unique hydrogen peroxide antibacterial activity.

Nutrient Rich Bull Kelp Liquid Seaweed. Provides a whole range of vitamins from A through to M (Folic Acid), so essential for the efficient digestion and metabolism of the diet. Seaweed also contains up to 20 minerals.

Administered by blending with the animals feed or pouring A.H.E in drinkers or troughs on a regular basis.

Directions are included on the bottle, but here are some simple ways to treat your flock.

Add AHE to your chickens water drinker containers at the following dosage rates & intervals...
Step 1. Add approx 2% to 4% (roughly 30 mls of AHE per 1 litre of drinking water) Continue for @ 3 to 4 days. Clean fresh water afterwards.
Step 2/. In 7 to 10 days time repeat step 1.
Once you have established steps 1 & 2, Repeat step 1 on a monthly basis.

For sick poultry - continue for up to 7 to 10 days. NEVER let your Chickens go without fresh clean drinking water. 

Cannibalism and feather pecking are a complex multifactorial behavioural problem of poultry and game birds worldwide. Predisposing factors include tensoynovitis and other diseases affecting mobility, boredom and strain of bird. Cannibalism and feather pecking may lead to skin wounding leaving it open to bacterial infection. In severe cases this will lead to a loss of blood resulting in generalised anaemia.


Nettex Anti Pecking Spray is an all round winner when trying to stop birds from feather pecking which can occur for many reasons, from boredom to strain of bird. Unfortunately feather pecking can cause stress and may even lead to open wounds so the sooner you treat, the better. Nettex Anti Pecking Spray works 2 fold, firstly by preventing biting or plucking by way of a foul taste with a very strong odour. This foul tasting substance is so strong, most biting or plucking will cease after 1 or 2 days. Secondly, anti-bacterial agents have been added to help soothe and repair minor skin abrasions, and it will also disinfect the afflicted sites immediately. These agents also help to prevent any infection from spreading, thus speeding up the healing process.

BetaVet’s BetaDrench Formula One is a medicinal herbal drench scientifically formulated and tested for organic livestock and poultry farms.
BetaVet is the first clinically trialled, effective and safe herbal worming treatment for the New Zealand organic farming industry. In developing this certified drench, BetaVet used its extensive herbal knowledge, worldwide scientific studies and Massey University trials.
Credible clinical data and controlled trials at Massey University using BetaDrench showed a significant reduction in faecal egg counts of mixed nematodes in late spring lambs.
BetaVet’s potent herbal formulation for controlling internal parasites comprises myrrh, wormwood, black walnut hulls and essential clove oil. The bitter-tasting formula is also beneficial for digestion.

Recommended dosages: Poultry

Simply add 10mls to 1l drinking water - For best results, dose for 1-3 days as required. A follow-up dose two weeks later may be necessary for tail-enders (Break the worms breeding cucle) Nil withholding for meat or eggs being produced for human consumption.

Recommended dosages; Other animals

Lambs, 20-40kg 10-20ml
Sheep, goats, calves, 50-100kg 20-30ml
Weaners, 100-200kg 30 ml
Cattle, alpacas and llamas, 300kg+ 30-40ml

Note; Not recommended for animals in early pregnancy

Natural and Gentle

* Leg Oil is a special blend of vegetable & fish oils.

* Natural ingredients also include Garlic, biotin, vitamin E & sulphur.

* Also suitable as a comb & Wattle dressing

Note; Not for oral consumption.

Poultry Nutri-Drops provide a nutritional advantage for weak and lethargic birds - results can be seen in just 30 minutes!

Poultry Nutri-Drops is a unique energy-boosting supplement that works via patented technology exclusive to Net-Tex. It delivers nutrients directly into the bloodstream, an effect that can be measured within 10 minutes. Within 30 minutes 50% of energy and nutrients are absorbed with 99% utilisation. This means a lethargic or weak bird will soon be thriving even during periods of heavy stress.

Poultry Nutri-Drops is the 'wonder' energy supplement that:

Provides an instant energy source for sluggish birds (sick, weak or lethargic birds will be transformed in just 30 minutes)

Helps boost the immune system and vitamin levels during periods of environmental stress e.g. when feed intake is depressed at high temperatures

Helps maintain peak production at times when maximum stamina and energy are required 

Reduces the effects of stress during vaccination, handling and following anti-biotic treatment when feed absorption can be disrupted

Increases appetite and greater feed conversion

Aids in the preparation for onset of lay

Aids in disease recovery 

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Waitara 4346

New Zealand

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Ian and Glenis Selby

36 Seymour Street

Waitara 4320

New Zealand

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