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Australorp Chicken

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Meat quantity

N/A

Egg quantity

5/5

Back in Black! Australorp, that is...

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United States

Posted Feb 20, 2013

In this day and age of DIY this and DIY that, and knowing exactly where your food is coming from, and trying things the old fashioned way again, many people are choosing to raise chickens in their yards, in the suburbs and even in the cities, if it is permitted. Enter, the delightful Black Australorp chicken, with her amazing egg laying abilities, and friendly personality. Black Australorp, like most chickens, is fairly low-maintenance and inexpensive to keep, and is just plain fun. Some owners have described them as "silly", and "adorable". They will strut around your yard, happily laying beautiful, nutrient-rich brown eggs for your family to enjoy, and will get along well with other chickens all the while. Another very social animal, that should be kept with more of it's own kind, though companions of the very same breed is not necessary.
One should not that chicken raising rules and covenants in cities and suburban neighborhoods have come a long way in the last few years, but there are still a lot of places where it isn't allowed. Check for with your neighborhood association before you go to the trouble and expense of building a coop and getting your chicks, to make sure you won't have citations or legal troubles over the matter. If it isn't allowed, you can probably get the situation rectified fairly quickly by looking into the proper procedures for in your neighborhood for lifting a ban on such activities.
Here are a couple of links for help with that, in case you should need such...

http://grist.org/article/food-2011-01-05-how-to-get-your-city-to-allow-backyard-chickens/

http://backyardhenhouse.com/can-i-keep-chickens-in-my-backyard/

Enjoy your chickens!

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