Merchant Services

  Home > Chickens > Egg Layers >

  Black Australorp Chickens
Black Australorp Chicks for Sale, Buy Black Australorp Chickens, Black Australorp Chicken Image Picture

Black Australorp Chickens

© 2015 Image by Diane Jacky


Black Australorp Chicks

Quantity Discount Levels
Num. Birds 1-24 24-49 50-99 100+
Price per Bird $3.29 $3.19 $2.99 $2.49
When would I receive this?
Price: $3.29

Availability: Available to Hatch and Ship in 4-5 Weeks

Chicken Gender

Chicken Gender*:
Straight Run (Day-Old Random Gender)
Females (Day-Old Pullets) [Add $0.60]
Males (Day-Old Cockerels) [Subtract -$0.40]

Description FAQs, Sizes and Additional Info

Black Australorp Chickens

A champion egg-laying chicken breed, the Black Australorp was introduced to the United States around the 1920s. The Australorp was originally developed in Australia from the Orpington Chicken to create a breed with a higher quality egg production without sacrificing too much size and meat quality. This breed is now a competitive contender for one of the most popular "backyard chicken" breeds as well as the most productive egg laying breed.

The Black Australorp Chicken is extremely hardy in most climates and can easily compete as one of the best layers of brown eggs among the heavy chicken breeds. Similar to the Buff Orpington Chickens, these birds are calm and docile, easily handled, and bear confinement with no problem.

Black Australorps are just slightly smaller than the Orpington but the males can still weigh in around 8.5 pounds. The relatively large size and pinkish white skin help this bird to dress nicely once the chicken develops its full plumage. This heavy bird is covered in glossy black iridescent plumage that has a greenish purple tint in the sunlight, and a whole flock of Australorps paints a strikingly attractive backyard scene. The Australorp is an excellent dual purpose chicken that can greatly be utilized in confined backyard environments as well as more open farm coops.

Product Facts

Black Australorp Chicken Info

  • Adult Weight - Male: 8.5 pounds ; Female: 7.5 pounds
  • Color - Black with greenish purple sheen, Large red comb
  • Purpose - Dual Purpose - Egg Laying and Meat Production
  • Egg Production - Prolific: 250+ per year
  • Egg Color - Brown
  • Country of Origin -Australia

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 47 Write a review.

Services and Accessories for this Product
Marek's Disease Vaccination for Chicks
Price: $12.49

Marek's Disease Vaccination for Chicks

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
baby chick died January 28, 2015
Reviewer: Craig Stiely from Dornsife, PA United States  
My purchase did not go as well as my last order. I received 15 chick's which is what I ordered but 1 died already last week and another one has a big tumor on its abdomen and that one is not going to make it either.

Hi Craig, Thanks for your review.  I'm sorry that you lost a chick on your order, and are having trouble with another.  Sometimes losing a chick even when doing everything right is unavoidable.  However, it may be helpful to take a quick glance at the care instructions to make sure you have an optimal setup ( . ~Austin

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Love these chickens! November 11, 2014
Reviewer: Michelle Householder from Chardon, OH United States  
I ordered 5 of these (along with 5 Easter Eggers). They shipped quickly and were all alive and well upon arrival! All 10 chicks survived and are now nearly full grown and appear extremely healthy. I love their personalities as they're very friendly and personable. They haven't started laying yet, but should start any day now! One of them is a rooster, however, despite ordering all pullets. It happens, so I'm not at all upset. He's the friendliest out of my group and I'm happy to see him protecting his hens. He's also not very noisy at all which is nice!
Hi Michelle,
Thanks for your review.  I'm glad your birds are doing well, but I'm sorry about the mis-sexed rooster which you received.  We do guarantee 100% accurate sexing on orders of less than 50 chicks, so you can contact customer service ( if you would like and we can issue you a store credit for the cost of that bird.  ~Austin, CSR

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
job well done October 27, 2014
Reviewer: christian dungan from splendora, TX United States  
good experience problem ..chicks are growing healthy

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
black australorp October 8, 2014
Reviewer: mike denton from tillamook, OR United States  

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Chicks September 4, 2014
Reviewer: William Sullivan from Cuyler, NY United States  
The chicks arrived on time and in good shape as usual. I am having a bit more trouble regulating the temperature in the brood chamber than I did in the early spring because the outside temperature is up and down. Today I totally uncovered them and they seem to be happier even though the thermometer on the bedding just outside the light reads 85 degrees. Thanks.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Chickens > Egg Layers
Live Poultry > Chickens
Live Poultry
Chickens > Egg Layers > Brown Egg Layers
Brown Egg Layers
English Breeds
Heavy Dual Purpose Chicken Breeds