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True Ameraucana: How many wks old to lay eggs?

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Do any of you have true ameraucanas and can tell me about how old they were when they started laying?  Mine is 22 weeks  and I want to know when I can start hoping for a blue egg!

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Ameraucana's take a long time to start laying...30 weeks PLUS sometimes.  If they lay before 28-30 weeks your doing good big_smile  Hope they lay a pretty blue egg for you!  Share pics and let us know when they start laying.

Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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Good to know.  I'm getting some true ameraucana's this week. woot

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Originally Posted by Hangin Wit My Peeps 

Ameraucana's take a long time to start laying...30 weeks PLUS sometimes.  If they lay before 28-30 weeks your doing good big_smile  Hope they lay a pretty blue egg for you!  Share pics and let us know when they start laying.


So I have 2 months to go yet.
thanks you! big_smile

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Mine are 25 weeks and 2 of the 3 just started laying. The girls are still pretty small and their eggs are small too, but in the first week I got 6 eggs! I had heard that if they reach laying age in the fall, they may not start until spring, so I wasn't hopeful about getting any blue eggs this year.

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I bought some true Ameraucanas from Cloverleaf Farm in Canby, Oregon; they're 22-weeks old now and not even close to laying.   Even my Easter Eggers have all laid late with 26-weeks being the earliest and 32-weeks the latest. (It was a lovely surprise to discover that two of my EE's lay beautiful sky-blue eggs; the rest lay various shades of blue-green).

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I have two Ameraucanas that began laying at about 24 weeks.  They laid beautiful blue eggs until about a month ago when the days got shorter and they have both stopped laying.  I added some light in my coop about a week ago and hope they will start laying again--no eggs yet tho.

Wife to a my very patient and understanding Hubby whom I adore, mom to 3 kids, (all who've flown the nest) gramma to two awesome little boys.   Owner of one bossy boxer, and a mixed flock of spoiled laying hens whose number grows every day.

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Wife to a my very patient and understanding Hubby whom I adore, mom to 3 kids, (all who've flown the nest) gramma to two awesome little boys.   Owner of one bossy boxer, and a mixed flock of spoiled laying hens whose number grows every day.

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I have 2 that were hatched xMay 24th and got the first egg from one of them yesterday.  It has a paper thin shell that indented when I picked it up, and was not green...yet.  Michael

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"Le Grand Habitant"
http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=100816
Live with wife/partner, 2 shepherds, 1 new hampshire red, 2 black stars, 2 ameraucanas, several polish chicks to come, and pond full of Koi

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"Le Grand Habitant"
http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=100816
Live with wife/partner, 2 shepherds, 1 new hampshire red, 2 black stars, 2 ameraucanas, several polish chicks to come, and pond full of Koi

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Originally Posted by msf 

I have 2 that were hatched xMay 24th and got the first egg from one of them yesterday.  It has a paper thin shell that indented when I picked it up, and was not green...yet.  Michael

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/100816_pa301555.jpg


I have never seen or heard of an Ameraucana's eggs changing from brown to green. But maybe...

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HEY LOOK!!!
UPCOMING FLORIDA Swaps/Sales/Shows/Events
---> Florida Fair Schedule 2013/2014 and; FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!
Pure Heritage Single Comb & Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds and Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites.

Member of the American Poultry Association, the Rhode Island Red Club of America, &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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Quote:
Originally Posted by msf 

I have 2 that were hatched xMay 24th and got the first egg from one of them yesterday.  It has a paper thin shell that indented when I picked it up, and was not green...yet.  Michael

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/100816_pa301555.jpg


You have an Easter Egger.  Pure Ameraucana's only lay blue.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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