Australorps, the smartest chicks in the coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wpchicks, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. wpchicks

    wpchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Last week we moved our baby chicks (although not babies anymore) into to big house with their big sisters.
    Went to get the eggs tonight and found this [​IMG] I about fell over. #1 it's size, #2 it was in the nest box. It took our Brahma and Buffs about a week to get the hang of it.
    Now all of that horrible clucking this morning makes sense, my babies are turning into big girls. I guess having big sisters around probably does make the task a little easier
    to understand. So far they seem to be getting a long great. I'm glad we kept them living side by side for as long as we did before we put them together.

    PS I love Austalorps, I will always keep them in my mixed little flock of 5 [​IMG]

    And one question, why is it that I think my chickens are such a pain in the neck and my wallet until I start reading this sight, then I'm excited to be a chicken owner all over. Hmmmm.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  2. gaillardia

    gaillardia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute! My Australorp is 18 weeks old and I can't wait for her to start laying. Her comb and wattles are red, but she isn't squatting yet.
     
  3. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    My flock is all BAs and I just love them!
    Beautiful eggs, friendly chooks, all I could hope for.
     
  4. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    My old BA hen is a smart girl, and a sweety!
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    But the young SLW cockeral wasnt smart enough to escape the frying pan
     
  5. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

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    Just moved my BAs to the main coop too. I can't remember how old they are, but they looked plenty big enough to go with the big girls. I moved them in at the same time as some Black Copper Marans, and I have to say the BA seem to get the idea of what's going on faster than the BCMs.
     
  6. Echobabe

    Echobabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure that's not a wind egg? That's what it looks like to me. How old are the new girls? Are they 20 weeks?
     
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  7. wilcoxmad

    wilcoxmad Out Of The Brooder

    We got our first egg from our Australorps yesterday as well. Chicks were hatached on April 15.
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