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Black Australorp Chickens

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Black Australorp Chickens

Hoover's Hatchery

Quantity Discount Levels
Total Number of Chicks 5-49 50-99 100-199 200+
Price per Bird $2.75 $2.25 $2.05 $1.75
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Price: $2.75
Breed Specific Minimum: 5

Availability: Usually Ships in 1-2 Weeks

Chicken Gender

Chicken Gender*:
Straight Run (Day-Old Random Gender)
Females (Day-Old Pullets) [Add $0.80]
Males (Day-Old Cockerels) Please Mark Males [Subtract -$0.35]
Additonal Services

Marek's Disease Vaccination [Add $0.30] What is this?

Coccidiosis Vaccination [Add $0.30]

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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: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 31 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
australorp February 11, 2016
Reviewer: wayne seaman from marshall, IL United States  
I like the looks of theses chicks. I ordered 28 of theses and 5 barred rocks at the same time. the weather went to crap (to cold) and there were 4 dead when I got them, and 3 more died the next day. Now they did send me 2 more then I ordered and the gave me store credit for two that were dead when I got them. So I cant complain. will order again.( IN WARMER WEATHER)

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Horrible experience will never order again!!! February 11, 2016
Reviewer: Allison Aday from Gibsonville, NC United States  
I placed and order online for 25 chicks (15 Australorps and 10 Marans).  The only positive thing I can say is that they were shipped on time.  I only received 20 chicks, when I called customer service I was told I would receive a credit for the missing chicks, I have not.  I am a very experienced poultry raiser (I raise 800-1200 chickens a year on my small farm) I have never had the losses like I have had with these chicks of the 20 that actually arrived only 7 made it past 24 hours.  I have left multiple phone messages with eFowl, they have yet to contact me.


Hi Allison,

Thank you for your note.  Sorry for all the trouble you've had.  It looks like we've been in touch over the past few days via email, and you opted for a store credit for the lost / shorted chicks, which we've issued.  To use that credit, simply login online and it will be automatically applied towards any new order.  If you would prefer a refund as you do not want to order from us again, that is fine, we can certainly change the credit to a refund.  Simply contact us as Service@eFowl.com if you would prefer that.  ~Austin, CSR

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Post office/Hatchery February 11, 2016
Reviewer: Anthony Irvin from Little Rock, AR United States  
Well in the past efowl delivered my package to my address speedy. Twice they printed the wrong label for my address. Resulting in the first order dying the second I picked up on my third day at the post office. This was stressfull to the birds out of 50 chicks only 7 survived perhaps due to cold weather in the future I'll be sure to order during spring or summer or incubate the eggs

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Mortality rate too high February 10, 2016
Reviewer: Terri Bates from Newcastle, OK United States  
Lost 2 of 5 chicks

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Ordered 5 February 10, 2016
Reviewer: Sierra Thompson from Reliance, SD United States  
All five were alive healthy and very nice birds. Couldn't be happier. The rest of my order didn't make the cold 3 day delivery but a huge 5 stars to the eFowl customer service team.! They refunded me and I've ordered more as weather is warming up.

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