Most roosters are not aggressive towards people, but when one is, what is a backyard chicken keeper to do? Continue Reading
by Kathy Mormino, The Chicken Chick®
Let’s take a look at the Rooster’s role in the flock…
I am always surprised when I’m asked this question. I suppose it’s a logical question for those not too familiar with poultry.
Do I need a Rooster for hens to lay eggs?
A rooster does serve a couple of useful purposes to the flock which can be a good thing for the hens and keeper alike. Read Article
The Australorp is a great choice if your looking for an excellent layer of large brown eggs. Expect approximately five eggs per week from this *dual purpose bird. Their color is black, weight at maturity is 7-8 pounds, they are docile, friendly, and considered shy.
About the Australorp
Single Comb | 4 Toes | Broody/Setter | Confines Well | Average, 260 Eggs Yearly | Cold Hardy
Class: English • Rarity: Common
The Australorp is of Australian origin, developed as a utility breed with a focus on egg laying. It achieved world wide popularity in the 1920s after the breed broke numerous world records for number of eggs laid. The most popular color is black, which is the only color recognized in the United States. However, blue and white are also recognized in its home country. South Africa recognizes buff, splash, wheaten laced and golden as well.
The Australorp is a great starter bird if your new to chicken keeping. The chicks are hardy and very easy to raise.
* Dual Purpose: provides 2 kinds of resources, meat & eggs.
You Don’t Need a Rooster Rescue, Set Up a Bachelor Pad Instead
Unless you buy sexed day-old chicks, chances are you’ve got extra roosters this spring! Finding a rooster rescue can be difficult, especially during the spring when extra, unwanted roosters start to appear as for sale or free… Continue Reading
Summer is coming, is your chicken yard and coop suitable to sustain the well being of your flock? It’s important to prepare for extreme heat or your birds may suffer from heat exhaustion. Sun is the #1 enemy to chickens that are confined, especially in small quarters… Continue Reading