Our Austra Whites are a cross between Cackle Hatchery®’s pedigree Black Australorp rooster and Cackle Hatchery® White Leghorn hens (parent stock shown). They were first developed in the early 1900's. This cross produces offspring that are very good layers throughout the year and lay a large off white/cream color egg. The Austra White pullet will be white with little black specks in some feathers. This cross is considered to be a heavier breed and their disposition is calmer than the pure Leghorn chicken breed. There are many benefits raising baby chickens from this cross. These hens will lay a lot of large eggs; have good feed to egg production ratios and good for chickens for backyards. Raising chickens for eggs at home can be fun and relaxing. Free range chicken eggs are great tasting eggs and this hybrid chicken breed has good reflexes for predator avoidance, however, they are white and easily seen.
Yum! We used to get green eggs all the time but my green egg layers have been on strkie lately so all we have now is rose and brown :) I Love green eggs! (Posted on 12/24/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Jill, Indiana April 2013
Just wanted to tell you that we received our chicks midday on the 17th..and all were perfectly perfect and adorable! Thanks soooooo much for working with us on a quicker ship date:) (Posted on 11/30/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Michelle, New York May 2013
They all arrived yesterday in great health and lots of vigor. By far the best order we have ever received from any hatchery. Thanks (Posted on 11/27/2015)
Testimonal Review by Beth Oklahoma February 2015
Last year I purchased a dozen chickens six barred rocks and six Austra Whites. i am pleased with them. All of these girls are healthy and ornery at a year old. They are just now at nearly a year old starting to lay eggs. All of the eggs i have found have been quite large, surprising for pullets. They are all loaded with personality. With the exception of a few chickens I obtained from neighbors and friends, at least 3/4 of my flock came from Cackle Hatchery. Even the mixed breeds that I hatched out indirectly came from your hatchery since the parent birds were hatched in your facility. We have 23 chickens in all and I am always getting compliments on how good they look, as well as how friendly they are. I just wanted to say thank you for these fine quality birds that I get to enjoy having around. Thank you (Posted on 11/12/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Michael Georgia February 2014
Just a quick thank you. Once again your company delivered a box full of live healthy and vibrant chickens. All arrived doing fine. We ordered 60 and we're not disappointed with the chicks in the least. Thanks to Cackle sending a few more chicks for warmth than we ordered.
We ordered Egyptian for the first time. They are the most active chicks I have ever seen. The special heavy assorted was a great bargain. The chicks were even marked as requested!!!. You have earned my business once again. I have shared your catalog with friends and relatives and will continue to do so. Thanks again and keep up the excellent service. (Posted on 11/10/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Janie, Missouri May 2014
I received my chicks today and found all but 1 made it alive not bad odds for ordering 70 chicks. Thank you for the chicks and I am looking forward to ordering more. (Posted on 11/9/2015)