Are australorps friendly to humans

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scottrules02, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. scottrules02

    scottrules02 In the Brooder

    I was just wondering if australorps are friendly and if they will let you pick them up
  2. UrbanFarmOC

    UrbanFarmOC Songster

    Jun 9, 2014
    Southern California
    My BA was the sweetest cuddle bug as chick. She loved to hide and snuggle at the crook of my neck and used my hair like a mama hen's wings. She's still very sweet and likes to talk, though she's not loud. She just makes little cute chirpy noises all the time, especially when she's happy (pretty much all the time!). She did go through a weird teenage chicken phase for a few weeks, where she got feisty when picked up and didn't want to be held, but she was still sweet. She's snapping out of it now and getting close to being back to her sweet cuddly self. She's currently about 16-17 weeks old. She consistently has been the sweetest chicken in my little flock to the other chickens. She holds her own as #2 or #3 in the pecking order and she doesn't get involved in as many chest bump and stare-down challenges as the other chickens. Her BFF is my barred rock, who is the reigning queen hen, and she always shoves her way next to her BFF whenever they're chilling or sleeping, she "necks" with the BR. :love It's really cute and funny. I'd get a 2nd BA in a heartbeat!
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Australorps have a reputation as being a very calm and gentle breed, and they've earned that reputation. I've raised them for years, and never had an aggressive one in my flock (of course there can always be exceptions with any breed). With hand feeding, and frequent, but gentle handling, not only can Australorps be picked up and held, but my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets out of them. In addition to a very docile temperament, they are extremely hardy, and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. You can't go wrong with Australorps. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with whatever chickens you have or get.
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh Absolutely!! I keep BA's and wow, they are such sweet hearts!!! They crave attention. My girls follow me everywhere, beg to sit on my lap, talking to me all day long...just real love machines. I highly recommend BA's in every flock!

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and I hope you get some BAs if you haven't already!!
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X4 Australorps are a nice breed that tame fairly easily if you work with them, you might like to check out the member reviews on them, they have a lot of reviews and a really high rating
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Australorps are a wonderful breed!!
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  8. YgritteChick

    YgritteChick In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2014
    My Black Australorps are the calmest members of my flock, even the rooster is very sweet! Like has already been said, they seem to stay out of a lot of flock drama and just very calmly hold their own in the pecking order. Very nice birds.
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I have heard only good things about them. Welcome toBYC
  10. TanZ

    TanZ In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2014
    My black australorp are a odd bunch lol. They don't like to be held and they always try to escape when I go to feed them. When they were just chicks they were black with white but now all black with some green in the feathers, not sure if that is normal. The Amber whites are very loving always lets me touch and hold them. Tried to social the blacks but now the are grown they kind of look evil lol


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