Pros: Lively, Hearty, Funny and Not Quiet!! :)
Cons: A little to aggressive with other chickens.
I have 4 Black Australorps 1 hen and 3 roosters. I purchased them from TSS in March this year. From the start we loved they way that they acted. They are very cute as chicks and very active. I had to let 2 of them be free range and they are doing very well outside. They sit by the coop were the others are and watch for people and run to greet people. They are very social and love to run around and follow each other. My roosters have been learning how to crow and at first they sounded very funny. Not organized at all. Now they are getting the crowing down pat. I love watching and listening to them because they are funny, and they make us laugh with all their antics. I would recommend these to anyone that is just starting out with chickens because they are fun and hearty. Our chickens are pets and egg layers....They are not laying yet so I can not review the eggs yet.
The only complaint that I have is that 2 of the roosters that I have had to be let out because they are a little aggressive with the other chickens that we have. I have to pull a rooster from the coop because they pecked him really bad. I would recommend that you do not get a straight run like I did. (not knowing what that was.)
All in all I am glad that we got these chickens and they are the high light of my day. I love to listen to them and watch them.