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Black Australorp Chicken Can Pull Double Duty

They lay abundant eggs and offer plenty of meat

If you've always wanted to raise chickens but aren't sure what breed to start with, you can't go wrong with Black Australorp chicken. Although relatively new to the United States - they originated from Australia and have become a go-to breed among backyard farmers for their egg and meat production.

Black Australorp chicken cope well in cold temperatures and are long-lived. They are able to develop good resistance to common poultry diseases. The Australorp Hen has the tendency to go broody and has a natural mothering instinct.

You can purchase Black Australorp from Lovely Hen so you can start raising chickens right away. Call 717-559-5705 now to learn more.

Beautiful at all life stages

Beautiful at all life stages

Black Australorp Hen weigh 5-7 pounds and lay up to 364 eggs per year. They lay small cream-colored eggs, which hatch into black chicks with white wingtips and underparts. They soon mature into black, glossy-feathered adults with a greenish-purple sheen and red combs.

Male chicken are larger, weighing 6-8 pounds, and are meatier than their female counterparts, but female Black Australorps are by no means skinny. Contact us today for more information about Black Australorp chicken.