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Australorp Chicken

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Female

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

5/5

Hen brooding behavior

4/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Meat quantity

5/5

Egg quantity

5/5

Large eggs

4/5

Colorful eggs

2/5

Good Egg Layers- Beautiful Chickens

By

Texas, United States

Posted Sep 18, 2014

For being all black, they still have a beautiful appearance. My grandma kept these on her property and I helped care for them. They produced good eggs; 5 or 6 per week per chicken at their peak. They were also good foragers and had a pretty good temperament. A couple of them were friendlier than the others, seeming to like human attention and affection.

They are very hardy and make a good meat bird, although we did not use ours for that. They are a fairly large bird in comparison with other breeds and they have nice soft feathers.

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