black australorp

  1. TxHuntress

    ✴️Please Help!!!

    ‼️UPDATE/ Correction: This chick is 4 weeks old (as of 2-10-21). Does this updated age info change anyone’s feelings about the sex of this chick? Sorry for the confusion. ✴️Dear group, I need HELP!!! ✅Can you sex this chick? 📸Below is a ridiculous amount of pics (all of the same Australorp...
  2. I

    Roo or hen

    I believed these are Austra whites and black australorps. Probably mixed with something. I think I have three hens and a roo but I’m questioning the roo because of the lack of waddle and comb. I believe they are 10-12 weeks. I have three golden comets hens and wanted to add to the flock since my...
  3. SophiaLinn

    Any ideas as to when my pullets might start laying?

    I have 3 golden laced wyandottes, 2 easter eggers, a buff orpington, and a black australorp. They are just over 20 weeks now and have been on their new layer feed since about 18 1/2 weeks (mixed with their old food for a week to avoid digestive issues). I'm just wondering if there are any clues...
  4. B

    Could this be an Australorp roo?

    New to chickens this summer, got 11 in different breeds. They are 14 weeks old. 2 sure roosters. Trying to make sure that’s it before giving one away. This black Australorp definitely doesn’t have the developed comb and wattle, but it’s tail feathers look more curved than erect. Is there any...
  5. T

    Do they look almost fully feathered?

    These are my 4 week old black australorps. My intent was to have them go out next week, at 5 weeks old. They seems to be clambering to get out, flying up alot. Their heads still have the downy soft feathers and i see a few of them have a couple white feathers in their wings and chest. Temps...
  6. B

    Please help! My beautiful hen may be a he!

    Hi all! I’ve done all the research I can but can’t come to a conclusion. Can someone tell me if the black australorp is a he or a she?? They are all 8 1/2 weeks old. Thank you!!
  7. scherneyfx

    Black Australorp Gender

    My first chickens are roughly 10 weeks old now. Our black australorp has a much more developed than the rest of our flock. Slightly concerned she may be a rooster when we were supposed to have all hens due to local regulations on roosters. Any opinions would be helpful.
  8. ARM5078

    7.5 week Australorp: Roo or Hen?

    I'm a chicken newbie and feel that my 7.5 week black Australorp is suspect for either being a dominant hen or a roo. However, I'm not sure what I'm looking for. Any insights?
  9. NickiesChickies

    Hi🙋🏻‍♀️ - I’m new here

    Hi everyone. I got my first chicks on April 4th 2020. I was told I was getting 2 female Buff Orpingtons, 5 female Black Australorps and one male Black Australorp. This was all true except I believe one of my female Black Australorps is actually a male Jersey Giant!! Surprise!! I have 2 males. 😬...
  10. L

    7 Weeks Old. What Breed and Gender?

    Hello! I am new here and have a few questions. We bought three chicks that are now 7 weeks old. They were sold to us as black Australorps. I believe that is accurate for the two black ones, (Peppa, and Bruce Wing), however I am stumped on the other one (nugget). Nugget is beautiful but his/her...
  11. buffyfluffy17

    Australorp Help Needed!

    Hello BYC Community! I have a Black Australorp hen who is around 4 years old and is having some issues. First, I noticed that she would move her neck around in a weird motion like she was trying to swallow something. She would do it for a minute and it would be a while later when she would do it...
  12. Hawaiianivory

    Chicks for sale

    I currently have Ameraucanas, Black Australorps and Buff Orpingtons. All females. $15 each Located in Roseville CA just outside of Sacramento.
  13. F

    Back in the saddle

    I had a modest flock (9) chickens for a few years. I got rid of them in fall & am starting again with a larger flock of 5 different breeds. Dark Cornish, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, Sussex, Black Australorp, and Whiting True Blue. Added the latter as ordering a couple more meant free shipping. How...
  14. Sweetchild_Leah

    Old Chicken... Coming Close to That Time;(

    4/2/20 Hope y'all are having a wonderful day, thank you for popping in to read my post. Hopefully you can help. One of our lovely Black Australorps from our first generation, about 6 years old, has a matter of days it appears. It started two days ago when I approached herr standing with her...
  15. Vadard

    Black australorps vs fire ants

    Hey y’all, I’ve got 5 black Aussie chicks (that are stinkin’ cute btw) who’ll be living in a tractor when they get bigger. We have a ton of fire ants here. Will the aussies eat fire ants? Just curious. Thanks!
  16. Grey Gables

    My Chicken Journey: Day 5

    Hi! Since I'm new to chickens, I figure it would be fun to chronicle my journey. :) I mentioned this in my introduction post, but I have been planning on getting chicks for over a year now. Over the last year, I've read up on all kinds of things, hopefully better preparing myself for this...
  17. B

    Help sexing my 6 week old australorps?

    Hey guys, First post here. Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give. 🙂 Got these little darlings as unsexed day olds. Now going on 6 weeks and hoping I can tell gender by wattle and comb development. I'm thinking mostly pullets??
  18. AstraChick

    which cockerel to keep for future breeding ? splash or white?

    I currently have pure breed Australorps, regular size. I'm trying to decide which cockerel to keep as i cant keep them all cause that's just asking for trouble and i don't want to have separate pens. I currently have 5 white and 2 splash cockerels and 3 white, 1 black and 1 blue pullet. I would...
  19. ChickChic00

    Meat Breed/Dual Purpose

    I am thinking about ording some chicks to raise and breed for meat. The breeds I have in mind are Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and Delaware. I would like to just cull some of the roos for meat and have any females I hatch as egg layers. I have a rir rooster that I want to breed...
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