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Australorp Chicken

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Bred animal myself

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

4/5

Hen brooding behavior

2/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quantity

4/5

Egg quantity

4/5

Large eggs

4/5

Colorful eggs

3/5

Australorps

By

Canada

Posted Mar 31, 2015

We decided to get some Australorps after seeing some in the poultry show at a local fair. We were impressed by their size and unique color. They were black, but with a sheen that also suggested green coloring.

They are relatively quiet and easy to handle. The hens lay a surprising number of eggs given their size. The roosters can get a little aggressive as they age, if they aren't taught to respect people at a young age. When we have hatched Australorp eggs, we have found them to be very fertile.

We love the chicks because they hatch looking like little penguins.

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