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Austrolorp Chicken

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickanddoglvr, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr In the Brooder

    Oct 7, 2010
    Cincinnati Oh
    I am thinking about getting some austrolorp chickens, any advise on the breed, are they nice. I have heard they are good egg layers and are friendly.

  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Crowing

    Nov 19, 2008
    central virginia
    they out lay rhode island reds and barred rocks and are very docile and layed back and are big enough to butcher extra roos
  3. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    We love ours so much that DH wants to get a roo eventually so we can breed them. Our girls are very friendly and lay very well so far.
  4. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Songster

    Mar 20, 2010
    Northern Kentucky
    Black Australorps are fantastic birds!!! Ours are big pets. They are easy to work with and are very good layers.They are on top of the pecking order but are not at all mean and are good looking birds to boot. Another plus is they handlecolder weather well.

  5. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Songster

    Dec 22, 2009
    E. KY
    In may mixed up flock I had two Australorps. Both were extremely quiet and calm, almost dignified. The roo was lost to a hawk, and my kids cried. "Pinky" was a stately fellow who looked out for his sister and her partridge Marans buddy. We still have Shadow, the hen. She is very reserved. Though she is bottom hen in our bunch, she is a real meticulous, proud girl. She'll pause and excuse herself from a treat frenzy to make sure no food collects on her feathers. She lays a huge, pale pinkish egg.

    Our backwards flock - the top hen looks horrible with rooster tracks, bad leg and poor conformation, and our Australorp on the bottom strides the yard looking like a beauty queen.
  6. Redspeckledhen

    Redspeckledhen In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2010
    North Idaho
    My favorite hen is an Australorp. She runs to me when the hens are out in the yard. She follows me everywhere, waiting for me to turn over boards, rocks or logs. She gobbles up the sow bugs, worms, spiders, etc. She's been friendly since she was a tiny chick. I'd always want a few Australorps in my flock.
  7. gootziecat

    gootziecat Songster

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hampshire Co, WV
    Does anyone have pictures of their Aussies they'd like to show?

  8. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    Intersting as i have heard several people say that Australorps hen generally remain at the top of the pecking order - there is an Australorp thread on here
  9. NeilV

    NeilV In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2010
    Tulsa, OK
    My production reds outlay my Australorps by a little bit. However, I like the Australorps better in every other way -- they are friendlier, nicer and prettier. I will always have some Australorps. I don't have any complaints with them at all.

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