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Hoover's Hatchery Black Australorp Chickens, 10 Count Baby Chicks

SKU: 124162399
Hoover's Hatchery Black Australorp Chickens, 10 Count Baby Chicks
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Notice to California residents:

  • We are unable to ship live poultry orders to California Zip Codes 90000-93599. All live poultry orders shipping to these Zip Codes will be cancelled


  • Most Live Poultry (Chickens, Ducks and Turkeys) are available for online purchase in quantities of 10.
    • (Example: Quantity of 1 = 10 Birds / Quantity of 2 = 20 Birds, etc.)
    • Exceptions: Pullets and select Cornish Broilers
  • Poultry orders will ship Monday through Wednesday of each week.
  • The order will be delivered to your local Post Office for pick up. Your local Post Office will call you upon delivery at the phone number provided when placing your order.
  • The cost for shipping is included in the price of the birds.
  • It is your responsibility to pick them up at the post office within 24 hours.

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Product Rating is 4.5



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Item Information

Black Australorps, an Australian breed, selected for high egg production, were developed primarily from Black Orpingtons that were exported from England in the 1890s to early 1900. Australian breeders selected these large Black Orpingtons because of their efficient egg production and Orpington shape. Today, the Black Australorp is still a favorite egg producer in small backyard flocks with their quiet, docile, friendly nature. Despite their record-breaking egg production, they are still considered a dual-purpose breed that grows at a good rate and has a well-fleshed carcass. Hens begin to lay around 4-5 months of age with adequate daylight hours. Their plumage is pure black with an intense beetle-green sheen that is breathtaking when seen in the sunlight. Their legs and toes are black while the bottoms of the feet are white. These fluffy, cold hardy birds are great foragers and do well in confinement. Often broody, this bird makes a great mother if you are looking to hatch some chicks!

  • Bird Purpose: Dual Purpose, Eggs, Meat
  • Egg Production Rate: Females ONLY; 250 Eggs/Year
  • Egg Color: Brown
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Bird Characteristics: Quiet, Docile, very friendly, Fluffy, Cold hardy, Tend to go broody, Excellent mothers, Bears confinement well
  • Mature Weight: Male 8 lb. Female 6.5 lbs
  • Package Quantity: 10 baby chicks
Guarantee of 90% accuracy on all sexed poultry. Guaranteed Live & 48 hours after Delivery.

Specification Description
Breed: Black Australorp
Egg Production Rate: 250 Large Brown Eggs/Year
Bird Purpose: Dual Purpose, Meat, Eggs
Part Number: BAP
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Package Quantity: 10 baby chicks
Brand: Hoover's Hatchery
Species: Chicken
Manufacturer Part Number BAP
Hoover's Hatchery Black Australorp Chickens, 10 Count Baby Chicks is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 261.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 40% Dead upon Arrival I'm a little dissapointed to have lost 4 out of 10 in-transit but I guess that's the risk you take. The 6 we did get home live seem to be doing great - they are all eating and drinking well. This is not my first time raising chicks, but it is my first time ordering chicks through TSC - I think next time I'll order elsewhere.
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 active chicks arrived! Extremely satisfied! All 10 chicks arrived active and looks healthy, in our front porch!
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy chicks! Happy, healthy, energetic chicks! Shipping was very quick!
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recommend it 100% It took a week since I bought them to the day I received the shipping notification, but the delivery was really fast and I picked them up as soon as I got the call from post office, all the baby chicks are alive and in good conditions. I'd buy it again.
Date published: 2020-05-17
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What food do I feed my chicks 

Asked by: Peoplez

Do you still need a heat source if you order sexed chicks and in the middle of July?

Asked by: Pcollins
This is a great question. The answer is that the chicks at day old and for the first week should consistently have a heat source of 97 degrees at floor level of their brooder. As they start feathering that heat goes down a degree per day. As they are fully feathered a consistent 60-70 degrees will suffice
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-03-30

how long before I can put my baby chicks outside in a coop?

Asked by: gec315
Generally when the chicks are fully feathered around 8-10 weeks and if the temperature outside in 65-70 degrees you may transition them
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-03-30

will there be more females? My neighborhood does not allow Roosters due to noise ordinance

Asked by: honeybee82

Are the chicks vaccinated at hatchery before shipping ?  I was told if not vaccinated I should use medicated chick starter 

Asked by: Ljwb

How old are the chicks when you buy them online?

Asked by: RBCRO
Chicks are shipped the day they are born so when they arrive they will be no older than 48 hours based on your location of delivery
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-03-30

What is the survival rate of the chickens if I by 10

Asked by: Peoplez

are they pullets OR STRAIGHT RUN

Asked by: farmer3
You may order Pullets or Straight Run on the website. When choosing each bird just make the determination by selecting Black Australorp Pullets (Female) or Black Australorp Straight Run. Thanks for inquiring
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-04-01
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