Austra White Chicken

(25 customer reviews)

As low as: $2.80

Hatching on April 24, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by April 27, 2024.

  • Austra White – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship     

Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru mid August


Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Not applicable
  • Weights:  Hen—–5 lbs
    Rooster——6 1/2 lbs
    Pullet—4 1/2 lbs
    Cockerel—-5 1/2 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
  • Egg Shell Color: Very light brown to off white egg shell color
  • Egg Production:  220-280 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Temperament: Active
  • Gender Accuracy: 80-85%
  • Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
  • Broody: Non Setter
  • Mating Ratio: 12 Females to 1 Males
  • Roost Height: 4 to 8 feet
  • Country of Origin:  Hybrid
  • APA:  No
  • TLC:  No
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE:   Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of Austra White since 1939.


Our Austra Whites are a cross between one of our best Cackle Hatchery® production/bloodlines of Black Australorp rooster and one of our best Cackle Hatchery® production/bloodlines of White Leghorn hens (parent stock). They were first developed in the early 1900’s. This cross produces offspring that are very good layers throughout the year and lay a very light brown to off white egg shell 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 to 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.

We also offer at limited times of the year Austra White Fertile Hatching Eggs


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25 reviews for Austra White Chicken

  1. Rachel Manciocchi

    I bought these girls in 2017. They were my first ever chickens along with leghorns. This breed was extremely friendly and they kept up with laying eggs just like the leg horn. I had two hens go broody, which is fine I just gave them some eggs to hatch. My one bird, her name is broody is the top of the pecking order. When other birds are getting picked on broody jumps into the air and nija kicks the bully in the face…then turns around and yells at them. I love her so much, such a protective bird and doesn’t tolerate bullying. This breed does in fact get broody.

  2. Abigail W

    We split a mixed-breed order with our friends last summer, including the lovely Austra Whites. Cackle included an extra, and all four made it through their first eight weeks, in excellent health. These are such funny, friendly girls that we will always make sure we have at least one in our flock. As chicks, they loved to climb on top of us, and now as laying hens, still enjoy hopping up for a shoulder ride with their favorite humans. We were only able to keep one, as we have more limited space than our friends, but I wish we had kept at least another, if not all of them. Not only are they sweet to us, they are also low-drama with the rest of our mixed-breed flock. She only started laying two months ago, but out of 67 days, she has laid 63 cream-colored eggs. Absolutely stunning with the mixture of colors in our flock.

  3. Timothy Suthard

    Broody… 3 out of 6 have gone broody for an extended period during their first 7 months. I did not want broody chickens. These are listed as non setters. Otherwise they are healthy and very active.

  4. Timothy Suthard

    Broody… So far 3 of 6 have gone broody for a long time in their first year. Very disappointed. Otherwise they are healthy, active chickens. Just very frustrated with their broodiness.

  5. Andrea

    Very good

    Very happy to see my 25 hens get here on time. All of them seem, so far happy and healthy.

  6. Millermcnutt

    LOOOOVE my Austra White Hen

    Purchased Austra White pullet last year. I LOOOVE her, she went broody late summer, hatched 2 eggs (which I had ordered) such a good Mommy bird. Henny Penny is very friendly, she lets me pick her up and she comes running to me when I walk out the door. She is a precious bird!

  7. Vinny


    Want to say two years later they are great birds hardy and great free rangers. 5 eggs a week from my birds. Will get this breed again.

  8. Sharon

    Thank You

    Got my chicks, all alive and doing well. I had 2 setters and they adopted them as their own. So precious. Thank you, a very pleased customer.

  9. Chad

    Austra Duds

    I ordered a handful of these last spring and have to admit I am disappointed with them. When they do lay the eggs are super large and a beautiful cream color but mine do not lay often. Two of them are broody every couple months and never seem to lay and the other two only give me eggs once in awhile. My Easter Eggers, Ameraucanas, and Welsummers are by far better layers.

  10. Alexa

    Got my Chicks!

    Got my baby chicks this morning! All healthy, all doing fantastic! The tracking for my package was spot on with much appreciated detail. I got my chicks shipped to Hawaii which has additional fees and you have to have a higher minimum of birds and it was totally 100% worth it. I will be using your service in the future and will be recommending it to others. Thank you so very much!

  11. Lori

    Nice birds!

    I have 3 of these pullets and at about 21 weeks they are just starting to lay. They are large, handsome and very friendly birds. As youngsters they were always flying up on my shoulders and are very adventurous. Their eggs are still smallish and are light cream in color. I’m very happy with them.

  12. Mike

    Wonderful Chicks

    I received 4 Austra White pullets as part of an order of 16 chicks on March 1st and they have made beautiful hens. One began laying at 16 weeks of age which is the earliest I have ever heard of. I would highly recommend this breed and Cackle Hatchery as this flock of hens that also contains 4 Buff Orpingtons, 3 Turkens, 3 Cuckoo Marans and 2 Black Golden Laced Wyandottes is the nicest flock I have ever had in my 50+ years of raising chickens.

  13. mmeyer

    Mother’s day surprise

    I ordered 15 chicks at the end of November 2016. 10 EE’s and 5
    Austra Whites. All 5 of the Whites survived, but I lost 5 EE in January. The white chicks were more aggrisive then my Easter eggers and separated them for a month until bigger. I kept them in a large brooder box in an enclosed porch area with an electric chicken heater until April. The whites were very hungry chicks. I’ve never had a leg horn breed type before. They are certainly more assertive than my Easter egger, RIR, and Cinnamon Queens (they lay large to jumbo eggs, but are kind of dumb birds). Today, Mother’s Day, one of my Austra Whites layed a small pretty cream egg! Looking forward to seeing how big and how many they can lay.

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  15. Raymond

    Like this bird

    Love this bird. Not as skittish or as flighty as many suggest. One was bullied by a Black Sex Link however I solved the issue by removing the Black Sex Link for three days and now everything is fine. Lay some of the biggest eggs I’ve ever seen. Two within the last two weeks measuring 3″ X 2″ (that’s big my friend). Friendly at times and will eat from my hand.

  16. rhodyray

    Good Hens

    Received chicks in the middle of March and as they age have become more friendly. Guess it takes time for them to trust humans. Anyhow they have been consistent layers and one bird in particular has layed two eggs over the last month that measured 3″ X 2″. Now they are humongeous eggs. The Austra Whites share a coop with Red and Black Sex link hens are all are doing fine.

  17. Sonia

    Adventurous birds!

    We ordered 6 Austra Whites and received 7 on time and in excellent, healthy condition. We gave them water with electrolytes right away, and they were so much fun to handle as tiny chicks. They are now about 5 months old and we still have all 7. They haven’t started laying yet, but they are very adventurous and have been from the time they were baby chicks. They were the first of all 5 breeds we have to fly out of the trough we kept the babies in, they were the first to scale our fence, they were the first to find their way onto the roof of our house, and they are the only breed we have that will wander far from the house (which kinda worries us because we have had hawks get a couple other breeds, and Austra Whites are…well…white.) They definitely keep us on our toes!

  18. Chickens R Us

    Not your ordinary personalities

    Out of 4: One was very mean at one month, pecking all her siblings so I had to get rid of her. Another one escaped three weeks ago and never was seen again. Another is an escape artists and ALWAYS climbs up over the chicken wire. I have one ordinary one. Phew! This breed keeps me hopping.

  19. Darrell


    I am now on week number 2 with the 22 Chicks Cackle has sent me. They are all very healthy and beautiful birds. They are growing very nice and can’t wait for them to be able to move to the Big coop so they can roam around freely. More orders to come for sure. Friendly FAST Service for sure. Already made a pre-order for some Buff Orpingtons. Can not wait to get them.

  20. Dorothy

    Yum! We used to get

    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!

  21. Jill, Indiana April 2013

    Cackle Hatchery

    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:)

  22. Michelle, New York May 2013

    Cackle Hatchery

    They all arrived yesterday in great health and lots of vigor. By far the best order we have ever received from any hatchery. Thanks

  23. 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

  24. Michael Georgia February 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    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.

  25. Janie, Missouri May 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    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.

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