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Australorp Chicken

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Farmyard / Feedstore adoption

Gender: Female

Appearance

2/5

Temperament

5/5

Hen brooding behavior

5/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quantity

3/5

Egg quantity

5/5

Large eggs

4/5

Colorful eggs

4/5

Not the prettiest of birds, but very reliable layers

By

United States

Posted Aug 15, 2015

I have been very happy with my Australorp hens. They are hardy chickens, excellent egg producers and not too aggressive. They lay light brown eggs and a lot of them!

In my mixed flocks, my Australorps have been some of the hardiest birds. I have never had any trouble with them. They are not the showiest birds, but they have been wonderful for providing my family with lovely eggs. If egg production is a high priority for you, Australorps are an excellent choice.

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