Are Black Astralorps nice?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mackenziesmomma, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. grundail01

    grundail01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of australorp hens and I love them, i usually get an egg from both them almost everyday ( I kinda live in alot warmer weather than some on here)
     
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  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    We have four Australorp hens who are very sweet. My kids pick them up and hold them all the time.

    We also had an Australorp Roo who became very aggressive to my kids and was rehomed. There seems to be a theme here among Australorp Roos.
     
  3. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are very quiet and docile. The BA roo is 6 months now and starting to become a little aggressive. I would recommend them though.
     
  4. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two hens are just perfect! I'd trade two Polish for one Australorp any day of the week!
     
  5. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're a very nice bird and as someone said on here Kind...never pick on the others.
     
  6. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black Australorp is the most sensible chicken I have. She is kind to the other girls but is still the leader. I swear she understands what I say, LOL! She goes back in her pen when I tell her to, and comes when I call her name. She will even go in her coop when I ask her to go to bed. She takes care of the other girls, and will clean their little faces and break up squabbles just like a mama. A good hen ~ worth five of any others, I'd say.
     
  7. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Mine is a real sweetie pie as well. Love my Betty. [​IMG]
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I have two and they are very gentle and very quiet too.
     
  9. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 Out Of The Brooder

    Do ALL the roos become mean? If you handle them alot when they are little will they stay nicer?
     
  10. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
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    My girls were very sweet and Alfalfa the rooster was very nice as well. He wasn't constantly underfoot like the hens, but he was never aggressive.

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