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Australorp question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Welshies, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Welshies

    Welshies Crowing

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    How are Australorps as mothers?
     

  2. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

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    Wonderful! I've had many Australorp brood hens and they are very good at brooding eggs and taking care of their little ones. [​IMG]
     
  3. Welshies

    Welshies Crowing

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    And are they fairly docile?
     
  4. red horse ranch

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    All of mine have been docile. Easy to handle while brooding and also when they have little ones. Most of mine have gone broody late every spring. I have 5 Australorps right now including a 4 year old rooster and they have never given me any problems. [​IMG]
     
  5. I have 20 something Australorps and all the hens are wonderful mothers. If anything, they are too good. I have to keep trying to break them from going broody in the summer. I don't want that many chicks!
     

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