Friday, March 26, 2010

My New Austrolorp Chicken

Hi! I am sharing this report with you that I did about my new chicken. The only problem is that she does not have a name. My brother and sister have names for their chickens but I can't think of a name for mine. Can you help me? I will announce the winner next Friday and my mom says she will send the winner a free book from her E-bay store at: Vintage Books by Earthschooling . Post your names at the bottom here. Be sure to include your name or e-mail so we can contact the winner to the list and you will know who you are :) And if you have any information about chickens to share with me please post it here too. Thank you!

Australorp Chickens

Some people think the Australorp hen was developed in Australia from Orpington chickens other say they are the original Orpington they are known for the many eggs they lay in fact one year an Australorp hen made the record of laying 364 eggs in 365 days that’s almost an egg a day! They are very active birds and they’re eggs are tinted brown they’re feathers are original black but when in the sun you may be able to see a hint of green and purple people will sometimes call them lorps for a nickname the name is an abbreviation for Australian black orpington and was claimed by Mr. W Cook who claimed they were the original black orpington

Not all chickens can lay eggs in the winter but this chicken can lay eggs from below 0 whether to the high 80s they’re feathers are tipped white until they mature around 5-6 month’s which is how long it takes the hen to lay eggs when they get bigger they will eat just about any green,(they love lettuce),pasta ,slugs ,and instead of swallowing water they let it run down their throats on rainy days they enjoy digging in mud for worms they can live 6-8 years and since they don’t have teeth instead of chewing food in their mouths and swallowing it they eat some food then a rock and the rock will chew the food while in its stomach


  1. She is so cute! How about

    Ashanti - African earth goddess of fertility

  2. Ooh! We love name contests in our house. The children are all fascinated that each name has a meaning.

    6-year-old Annie would like you to consider Peniniya. It is a Hebrew name meaning "hen." She thinks it would be a wonderful name because you can then call her "Penny" for short.

    Best of luck to you and your little chick. She is truly adorable!

  3. hi

    shes very cute! 'menie'(pronounced many) was my daughter's suggestion, and 'Tasmyn' was my sons suggestion after the tasman sea whichlies between australia and new zealand.

    good luck

  4. 4 year old Bo from California likes "Chicklet-Boom."
    She says she likes the name because "chick" is part of the name and the chicken is a chick!
    Posted by her mother.

  5. My son says, "Cutie." We are actually getting our own chicks tomorow!

  6. 4 yr old Zella says 'lorpe' - we have many different chickens and she likes to have the name remind her of what breed they are - so when people ask what kind of chicken - she can tell them. Our 'lorpes do lay many eggs - and even when we got snow they came to the nesting boxes and left an egg.

  7. My daugher Elena thinks "Shiny Eggs" would be a nice name :)

  8. Thank you for all your ideas! I have decided to name my chicken Peniniya but I wanted you to know that my second favorite name was "Chicklet-boom" Thank you Annie for my chicken's new name! My mom says to choose a book from her E-bay store and she will send it to you :)

  9. Oh, sorry, that last message was from me, Sofi :)