40 weeks old - no egg yet

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mamahenAtlanta, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. mamahenAtlanta

    mamahenAtlanta Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess it's a winter time thing... but blue ameracauna STILL hasn't laid an egg at 40 weeks. Olive egger laid at 23 weeks. All the others are laying daily. What the heck? Is this normal? Will I have to wait until spring?
     
  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have read that Aracauna's are NOT good winter layers at all. Maybe this is the problem? You're absolutely certain you have a female too?
     
  3. mamahenAtlanta

    mamahenAtlanta Out Of The Brooder

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    believe me, I've wondered if I even have a HEN! LOL, but she's lowest on the pecking order and squats all the time. She is so beautiful, the other girls are just jealous of her!
     
  4. mamahenAtlanta

    mamahenAtlanta Out Of The Brooder

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    And the olive egger quit laying for a couple of months, at the beginning of winter. But she's started back all of a sudden, bigger eggs than ever and nearly every day or every other.
     
  5. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    But this one has NEVER layed? The other possibility is hiding eggs somewhere. Do they free range at all? When did she start squatting for you?
     
  6. mamahenAtlanta

    mamahenAtlanta Out Of The Brooder

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    Never has laid, not one single egg. It's easy to tell, as I only have 5 and I know their egg colors. The run is too small to really hide, and I check everywhere. They are only in a mobile tractor when outside of the run and I check that as well. She has been squatting for several months. I can only think that she matured late, and right as days became short--they don't have artificial light. Just wondering if this is normal, to have never laid for so long! It will probably be worth the wait......!
     
  7. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why did you write araucana and bold it i'm a bit confused?
     
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  8. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ameraucana didn't start laying until december 13th when she was 8 mo old so yours could just be a late starter paired with short days, making her not lay an egg
     
  9. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wrote Araucana in bold because the poster is talking about an Ameracauna and I know they are different but similar in some ways.
     
  10. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mmm thanks I just got a bit confused i see now that you were making a comparison.
     

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