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Black Australorp Chicken Breed


Black Australorp Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
*Heritage Breed

Black Australorp Chicken Breed Information:
The Black Australorp chickens originated in Australia, was bred for egg production but also is good for meat and known for their shiny rich black feathering.  Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection as a distinct pure breed of poultry in 1929 and this chicken breed makes an excellent winter laying hen. Just make sure you have a wind break and dry bedding in your chicken coop or chicken house. Always make sure you have shady areas for the Black Australorp chicken so they do not overheat in the summer. Raising chickens for backyards is fun and enjoyable for everyone.  Please see Cackle Hatchery®’s raising baby chickens information in our FAQ and baby chicken care instructions.

NOTE: The Black Australorp chicks will have a few white feathers in growing or juvenile stage. By 6 months of age all the adult feathering will be in full plumage and all feathers will be black.


Chicken Facts:  

  • Poultry Show Class: English Class
  • Weights: -   Hen-----6 1/2 lbs        Rooster------8 1/2 lbs
                       Pullet---5 1/2 lbs        Cockerel----7 1/2 lbs
  • Purpose - Dual Purpose: egg laying and meat production
  • Egg Shell Color - Brown
  • Egg Production - Excellent: 200-280 eggs per year   (*estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Country of Origin - Australia
  •  APA: -Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection
  • ALBC: -Recovering Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed  
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: “ Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure Black Australorp since 1936.


Cackle Hatchery®  has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.

Minimum of 5 birds of each breed, variety, color, or sex. ONLY EXCEPTIONS: If you are ordering pullets, you may order 1 or 2 cockerels to go with them or UNLESS YOU ARE ORDERING ONE OF THE CITY-TOWN OR SMALL ORDER SPECIALS”  

Straight Run, Pullets and Cockerels are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age You MUST have a minimum order of 15 chicks total. 

Breed Group Quantity Price To Purchase
Black Australorp Straight Run 1-4 2.65
Black Australorp Straight Run 5-9 2.55
Black Australorp  Straight Run 10-14 2.50
Black Australorp  Straight Run 15-24 2.40
Black Australorp  Straight Run 25-49 2.25
Black Australorp  Straight Run 50-99 2.00
Black Australorp  Straight Run 100+ 1.85
Black Australorp Pullets 1-4 3.10
Black Australorp  Pullets 5-9 3.00
Black Australorp  Pullets 10-14 2.95
Black Australorp  Pullets 15-24 2.85
Black Australorp  Pullets 25-49 2.70
Black Australorp  Pullets 50-99 2.55
Black Australorp  Pullets 100+ 2.35
Black Australorp Cockerels 1-4 2.10
Black Australorp  Cockerels 5-9 2.00
Black Australorp  Cockerels 10-14 1.70
Black Australorp  Cockerels 15-24 1.60
Black Australorp  Cockerels 25-49 1.40
Black Australorp  Cockerels 50-99 1.30
Black Australorp  Cockerels 100+ 1.10

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