Black Australorp Chickens are a popular producer of large brown eggs and are known for their heat and cold hardiness and persistence in laying- especially in hot weather. They can lay up to 250 eggs annually and will lay into winter. When this breed was being developed, the breeders focused on utility and today this is what they are known for. Australorps mature early and are docile, quiet birds, which makes them great for handling and children. When mature, Australorps have glossy, all-black feathers that show a gorgeous green sheen. From the time these chicks hatch until they are full grown, their feathers have white tips.
Great dual purpose choice. Average mature weight: rooster 8 1/2 lbs., hens 6 lbs.
Pickup date is the date the chicks are 2 days old and are ready to go home. Live poultry will be available for pickup on pickup date and up to 24 hours after. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any order not picked up on the specified dates or within 24 hours will not be held for a longer period of time and will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
*Orders of 25 or more must be picked up on pickup date.
PICKING UP CHICKS
You will be notified by email the day before pickup date that the chicks have hatched and will be ready to go, along with available pick up times and location. If chicks are not available we will email/make effort to contact you to set up a next best date of your choosing.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate the hatch date chosen, but inventory is constantly changing.