1. Spiritsmeadow
    "Black Australorps"
    Pros - Oh I love these chickens~ SO affectionate, so sweet, great eggs producers and great guardians of the youngsters
    Cons - none
    I love raising this breed, and I'm always touched by their sweetness. I've raised them for 18 years, and I will be adding new chicks to my flock next Spring. They are wonderful, and really smart!
  2. hhefner
    "Great Bird!"
    Pros - Great layers!
  3. sylvan mountain ranch
    "Not a shy bird!"
    Pros - Friendly, fearless, great appetite, hardy, great winter layers, broody
    Cons - Over protective
    Over protective over food and me, two of them attack my other breeds when I touch or feed them. They will eat just about anything you put in front of them but when they only receive layer pellet, they follow me around clucking and begging for snacks. They are very broody and will sit on their eggs for hours and when i take them away they go sit on my duck egg nests. But these girls are so social, they walk right into the house and dont flinch when the 80 pound dogs sprint by (or over) them. These are the girls I have harnesses for that will follow me around the feed store!


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  4. Legend17
    "Super Friendly & Great Broody"
    Pros - Sweet, handles well, excellent egg layer, extremely friendly.
    Cons - Goes broody too frequently.
    My Australorps are sweet and beautiful. My head hen can be a little bossy to the other flock members but for the most part gets along great with the other hens. When we are ready to set her she will be an excellent mother. Very dedicated. Goes broody too frequently though. Great interaction with humans. Fun, loving personalities!
  5. MilleFleurChick
    "Some Of The Best Birds!"
    Pros - Hardy,Sweet,Great Layers,Broody-Ish,Docile
    Cons - Nothing Honestly
    Australorps are some of my favorites because they are so hardy and. lay LOADS of eggs they are also great show birds with a fantastic amount of docileness
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  6. G Mitch
    "Beautiful egg layers"
    Pros - Heavy egg production , Great looking breed
    Cons - None
    One could make a good argument that these are the best brown egg layers . I would put them right up there with the Golden Comets and Red Stars breeds . These really do lay lots , and I do mean lots of big brown eggs . My experience has been that while the Comets may lay maybe about 20 more eggs per year , the Australorp egg production lasts at least one year longer although the feed to egg ratio is a little better with the Golden Comet . Would absolutely recommend this breed . Roosters are down right beautiful birds .
  7. MaryJanet
    "Very cheerful chook"
    Pros - Lots of eggs, very beautiful, likes to chase wildbirds away from the food
    Cons - My Australorp doesn't like the heat.
    I'm very inexperienced, but I've known Leghorns, ISA brown crosses, one Australorp, and one Barnevelder. Of these, the Australorp is my favourite. A very sweet bird who likes fun as much as she likes being gentle. Gorgeous big and dark eyes, a lovely cascading tail, green and purple iridescence in the feathers, tall, funny "whiskers" on her face. She also lays lots of eggs (seven in a row - maybe another today). Eats well, not fussy. Won't drink water with levamisole in it though.
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  8. chub_the_chick
    "Great starter birds"
    Pros - easy to raise, pretty hardy, quite, and very friendly!
    Cons - hard to catch,
    Great bird, easy to care, for very good for people just starting chicken keeping!:)
  9. MotherOfPeepPeeps
    "Great Hens!"
    Pros - It's the middle of December and freezing temps, but my seven girls are taking in stride and and still giving me 5-6 eggs a day. The last time I had a seven egg day was Thanksgiving! They are very hardy, docile, friendly birds.
    Cons - None.
    I love my austalorps. My barred rocks quit laying at the end of November, but my Australorps just keep plugging along!
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  10. Alexandra33
    "Just OKAY...."
    Pros - Attractive, and good layers.
    Cons - Nonexistent personality.
    One was enough for me. Not that it's a terrible breed, but my experiences with them aren't spectacular. :) Birds with "blah" temperaments simply aren't my cup of tea. However, if you're looking for something decently nice to look at, and lots of medium brown eggs, Australorps are for you!
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