In the Brooder
- Jun 15, 2017
Back when I purchased my new chickens, in hopes of picking 6 good pullets, I seen two little white chicks in the Australorp barrel.. But wait, the sign showed black chickens! I asked the salesman and he said what most would say "IDK they were brought in here with them". I though hmmm, maybe they are albino Australorps, so I said "throw them in Ill take em". Now 6 months later, one died early on and now the other is fat, barely moves, and waddles cause his girth is so wide AND bit me this morning! Turns out these albino australorp pullet is a rooster! Not to happy about that, turns out two of my 7 are roosters. Anyhow, now this leads me into a question is this even a Australorp at all or was it just a mix up at the store and they threw in two older chicks (by the way they were much larger than the others) in the barrel just as a left over and didn't care to make sure they were even the right breed. Did I get a crazy breed that wants to bite at my ankles all the time or what? Help please!!