Questions about RIR x Black Australorp hens

The featherhead

In the Brooder
May 26, 2020
1. What is their egg production rate
2. How long do they live?
3. How resistant are they to the common poultry diseases?
Thanks to anyone who answers


Nuttier than a squirrels stash
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Mar 9, 2014
Northern Colorado
Both breeds are excellent layers. Australorp are a tiny bit more likely to go broody.
Each bird is unique. I have had Australorp live 7+ years and still laying a decent number of eggs. I am not sure on the RIR expected lifespan.
A good start in life is the best thing to build a healthy immune system. I don't think any breed is particularly resistant just by breed alone.

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