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Our Chickens

       The Australorp breed was developed in Australia during the 1890s, and imported to America in the early 1920's. Australorps are dual purpose fowls. They are raised for eggs and for meat. The hens lay approximately 260 eggs per year, and roosters weigh up to 8 lbs.

       Australorps are the Australian take on the Orpington breed. They are calm and friendly, and excellent layers of light brown eggs. The Australorp's exceptionally soft, shiny black plumage has hints of green and purple in the sunlight. Peaceful and friendly, Australorps are an absolutely delightful bird to have here on the farm.

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Fun Facts about Australorp’s

  • The Australorp is a friendly breed that also makes a good outdoor pet for families, schools, or clubs.

  • Mature Australorps are large, heavy birds, weighing in at 7 to 8 pounds. 

  • They are non-aggressive and enjoy handling, making them a good bird for families.

  • They are great with kids, making them a good choice for 4H projects or schools.

  • Hens brood easily and make good mothers. A small flock of Australorps can easily be maintained over a long period. Roosters of the species are unusually gentle.

  • Australorp are also very cold-hardy and lay well through frigid winters and dark, short days.  Their thick feathering that helps keep them warm and toasty through the winter months.

  • They have a 7 year lifespan and with some protection from predators and care you should expect 8-10 years.

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