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Australorp Chicken

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Farmyard / Feedstore adoption

Gender: Female

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

1/5

Hen brooding behavior

2/5

Foraging ability

3/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Meat quantity

N/A

Egg quantity

2/5

Large eggs

1/5

Colorful eggs

3/5

Black like their hearts

By

San Diego, California, United States

Posted Jun 17, 2018

Of all the chickens we own, these are some of the crankiest. They aren't as bad as the Rhode Island Reds, but our Australorp rooster will probably be the next to be culled from our flock. He is a beautiful black color with hints of iridescence in his plumage, but he is so mean. The hens aren't as bad, but they are not going to be our best pals anytime soon.

We were not impressed with their egg laying either. They tend to lay small, tan eggs in fewer numbers than our other chickens. They are still a nice chicken, but they just aren't the best chicken for our situation.

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