Australorp Production Stats

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RAREROO, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey Australorp keepers, I want to hear some production stats from your personal experience with with this breed. I know the bit about the record setting Australorp hen that's been in the mcmurray catalog for years, but are they all high producers like that in general ? Id like to know roughly how many eggs you get a week per henIfrom production, hatchery type hens) and where you got them from, and pics of the hens and eggs would be good too if you have them.

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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Sooooo.... I guess nobody has Australorps ??? [​IMG]
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I have one Australorp hen. She is 9 months old and has been laying since August 20th. She lays nearly everyday. I think she has only missed 3 days or so since her first egg. She did give me 2 eggs one day. I am assuming she is hatchery stock. I got her from a local woman.
     
  4. mnabity

    mnabity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 Australorps all 26 weeks. One isn't laying yet the other two have. been laying daily for about 2 weeks. Their eggs are the same size as a large from the store but since they are just starting out that may change.

    ETA-I purchased my girls from the local feed store which makes them hatchery.
     
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  5. mnabity

    mnabity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are two of my BA girls along with the queen of the coop(the wheaten EE in the middle) about two weeks ago.
     
  6. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my 2 Australorps from the local feed store, I believe they order from Ideal.

    Great layers for Spring/Summer, 5x per week would be a realistic estimate, definite slow down in the fall/winter, I do not artificially light my coops. Mine are almost 2 yrs old. They both molted really bad this fall, and didn't lay at all during that period. In two years, only one has gone broody.
     

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