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Australorp Rooster, Docile? Friendly?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ashleyrae211, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 In the Brooder

    Feb 9, 2012
    I love my Australorp Hen, Thinking about getting a rooster for her. Does anyone know if the roosters are as friendly as the hens?

  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Songster

    Oct 11, 2011
    Roosters are generally the same freindliness of the hen of the same breed, they just may be more agressive/protective, or, unless they are more agressive/protective. But I've heard Austrolopes are good roosters! Good luck!
  3. RaleighRooster

    RaleighRooster Hatching

    Aug 14, 2012
    We've had 3 Australorp roosters - the first one was friendly as could be until he and his flock got attacked by a fox. After that he was mean and we had to get rid of him.
    The two Australorp roosters we have now are completely friendly as well - they'll let you pick them up, they eat from your hand, etc.

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