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Black Australorp

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PlumpChicken, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. PlumpChicken

    PlumpChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2012
    I am getting 7 Black Australorp hens and 1 rooster in a few weeks. I have never had Australorps before and I am wondering if they are a flighty chicken. If so I'm looking for advice on how tall my run walls should be or if I need to put a top on it. Thanks for any information and advice.

  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I have to hens and they aren't flighty for me. But I would ask for a second opinion [​IMG].
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Regardless of whether you might have "flighty" chickens or not, a covered run is great peace of mind in that you know nothing will get in and the chickens won't get out.
  4. WildfireSmitty

    WildfireSmitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have Australorps, they tend to find more lower holes for escape.
    I have an 8 foot fence around my coop and it keeps them in. Once they get a bit older and a bit bigger they will stick to lower perches.

    I would say a minimum of 6' should do. Those young Aus's are a bit flighty.
  5. PlumpChicken

    PlumpChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2012
    Thanks for the info!

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