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Australorp Chicken

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Female

Appearance

1/5

Temperament

5/5

Hen brooding behavior

5/5

Foraging ability

4/5

Tolerance for heat

2/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quantity

3/5

Egg quantity

3/5

Large eggs

3/5

Colorful eggs

5/5

Great Duel Purpose

By

United States

Posted Jun 16, 2015

I have black australorp chickens they do well with my other chickens They are Good medium size egg laying chickens. They make a good meat chicken but they were bread to be dual purpose. They tend to Gain weight slowly. One bird average size bird is enough for a family of 4 but you would not be able to feed quest or have left overs.
I decided not to name my hens because that makes slaughtering a lot harder.
A good thing about these hens is they are very trusting they are very easy to catch. I don't really let my chicken free range. I prefer to know what they are putting into there body. This chicken can be very curious at times so you have to be sure your coop has no escapes.
They have a black looking color but when the sun hits there back the feathers on there back look a greenish blue color.

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