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Australorp Chicken

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Both

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Meat quantity

N/A

Egg quantity

5/5

Good "sitting" chickens

By

United States

Posted Nov 25, 2013

We have had these chickens for four years now. They are pretty similar to our Rhode Island Reds for the most part. They are very low-maintenance chickens, requiring only daily feeding. Ours are free-range, but we do have them in a large fenced area for protection from predators.
These chickens are excellent egg layers, averaging one egg per day per chicken. What sets them apart from our Rhode Island Reds; however, is their desire to "sit" on eggs until they hatch. They also willingly sit on eggs from other chickens, which allows us to hatch more baby chicks at a time.
These are great chickens, I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy chickens.

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