Anoka Independent Grain & Feed
Anoka Independent Grain & Feed

Store Location

Anoka Independent

Grain & Feed
2315 2nd Ave North
Anoka, MN 55303

Phone: 763 421-3160
Fax: 763-427-3507


Store Hours

Mon. - Fri.

9 am – 5:30 pm


9 am – 1 pm

Sun. Closed

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Black Australorp Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
*Heritage Breed

Black Australorp Chicken Breed Information:

The Black Australorp chicken in Australia, was bred for egg production but are good for meat also, and known for their shiny rich black feathering.  Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection as a distinct breed of poultry in 1929 and makes an excellent winter laying hen.

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:

  • 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 Color - Brown
  • Egg Production - Excellent: 200 - 250 eggs per year
  • Country of Origin - Australia
  •  APA: -Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection
  • ALBC: -Recovering Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
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