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Australorp

Australorp

“ I will start by saying that I love Australorps. In fact, my very favorite hen is an Australorp. She is such a sweet chicken and just let's you walk right up to her to pick her up. She doesn't run or anything. Sometimes she even comes up to me and acts like she wants to be petted. I love their deep black color with a greenish sheen and how they are built. They are also great layers. There was...” --chickenman98

95% Positive Reviews
Dorking

Dorking

“ I have had dorkings for 11 years and find them to be a great breed.  They are wonderful mothers to chicks they are able to hatch, they are able to mate on their own and they are extremely friendly. They lay a beautiful cream colored egg and are supposed to be good meat bird but being a vegetarian I do not kill my birds.They lay eggs into the winter and go broody consistently enabling me...” --MelanieK

100% Positive Reviews
Orpington

Orpington

“ Buff Orpingtons are so friendly, do well in winter, and are a "Heritage Breed".  I honestly believe that anything hybridized has been compromised.  Heritage breeds are more hearty than production or hybrid breeds.  They display more traditional chicken behaviors, like foraging for food, being good setters (going broody easily), and roosting.  ...” --Keltara

96% Positive Reviews
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