Australorps, the smartest chicks in the coop

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

  1. wpchicks

    wpchicks In the Brooder

    Nov 6, 2010

    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 Songster

    Apr 20, 2010
    Larkspur, CO
    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. My flock is all BAs and I just love them!
    Beautiful eggs, friendly chooks, all I could hope for.
  4. My old BA hen is a smart girl, and a sweety!
    But the young SLW cockeral wasnt smart enough to escape the frying pan
  5. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

    Oct 18, 2010
    Oak Hill, New York
    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 Songster

    Oct 30, 2007
    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?
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  7. wilcoxmad

    wilcoxmad In the Brooder

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

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