The Black Australorp is a stunning all-black chicken breed with iridescence hues in the sunlight. These dual-purpose chickens are fast-growing and shy but once they warm up to their surroundings, they make great backyard chickens. They are prone to obesity so it is best to allow them free-range time when the weather permits. With an annual egg production of 200 to 280 light-brown large eggs, each hen will provide you with roughly 3 to 5 eggs per week. The average weight for males is 8.5 to 10 pounds and the female will average 6.5 to 8 pounds. Black Australorps are an APA-recognized breed and are shown in the English Class. This hardy breed lives an average of 6 to 10 years, longevity increases with proper care. If you are wanting a unique-looking chicken that is active and mostly docile, the Black Australorp Chicks is a great choice. We at Valley Hatchery ensure only healthy chickens are for sale. Our chicken hatchery provides a safe live-arrival guarantee with each chick.
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