First do any of you have Australorps or make any Australorp crosses? I am getting ready to re-stock my hen house with 50-100 hens and am considering these birds for the first time. First how do they lay and what size egg. I know what the hateries say but have you ever seen them advertise a bird and say they suck? LOL I have also thought of crossing them with a RR or a cherry egger or with a barred bird for a black sex link. Do any of you do this or have these and if so what is your opinion on these birds. Also, do they go broody for you?