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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 4.4



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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
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Breed: Black Australorp
Bird Purpose: Dual Purpose, Meat, Eggs
Package Quantity: 10 baby chicks
Egg Production Rate: 250 Large Brown Eggs/Year
Species: Chicken
Part Number: BAP
Brand: Hoover's Hatchery
Manufacturer Part Number BAP
Hoover's Hatchery Black Australorp Chickens, 10 Count Baby Chicks is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 154.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dead chicks I bought 10 black Australorps chickens this week. Picked up at post office on Friday afternoon and they looked fine but by Saturday night had lost two, by Sunday 6 more and lost last two on Monday. They would not eat or drink. I have raised more than a dozen batches of chicks, treated these same way and had worst luck of my chicken raising career. I would normally expect to lose on or two out of ten but to lose all ten so fast was painful.
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dead chicks This is the first time i have order chicks on line two died about an hour after receiving them! I'm not for sure but i think 2 or 3 are rooster when i ordered all hens.
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always satisfied I am never disappointed by my purchase. Great birds, fast shipping, everyone is always helpful with any questions. I intend to order again soon. I have been ordering for the last several years.
Date published: 2019-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome as always! Had 2 die out of 20 ordered. That's always acceptable for a 20 chick order as day old peeps have a rough time being stressed out from shipping. Always awesome ordering from Tractor Supply and Hoovers hatchery.
Date published: 2019-09-23
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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: 2019-07-23

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: 2019-01-22

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: 2019-08-23

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: 2019-03-25

Are all chicks vaccinated for Marek's disease?

Asked by: TAL323
Chicks are not vaccinated unless requested. Please call 800-247-7014 and we would help you with that upon order through
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-10
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