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Austrolorp Thread!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Buttercupp Farm, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Buttercupp Farm

    Buttercupp Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Austrolorps. I am hoping to get some chicks this summer and am not sure what to get. Are Austrolorps any good? Any other recommendations?[​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Oh, you will LOVE Australorps! The are all I keep! They are very docile, kid friendly, affectionate, they are great layers and are very hardy as well. Mine follow me around like drooling puppies looking for goodies or a soft lap to sit on. HUGE lap babies. I can't go sit anywhere without them begging to sit with me and will fight for the best spot closest to me. LOL You can't go wrong with Australorps!!

    But you can check out our breeds page to see what others are saying about the different breeds...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    Buff Orpingtons and Barred Rocks are also a great bird to keep as well. The Buff Orps and Black Australorps are both Orps. Buff Orpingtons have a very similar quality and laying abilities as the Australorps.

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Buttercupp Farm

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    Thank you so much @TwoCrows for all the info I am definantly getting Austrolorps now![​IMG]
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Spend lots of time with them as babies. Get them out of the brooder and enjoy them. After 6 weeks of hanging out with you on the living room floor, by the time you get them out into the coop, they will stalk you for attention. [​IMG]
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Buttercupp Farm

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    hello and thank you for welcoming me!
    @Kelsie2290
     
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Do a forum search on Austrolorps - many threads will appear.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. Buttercupp Farm

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    oh, ok thanks! @sourland
     
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  10. AshVaz

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    Hi I am getting mine in may. Also, if you have kids they will love them. Perfect chicken in my opinion
     

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