6 month old Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kknight3, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Kknight3

    Kknight3 In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2014
    My 6 month old ameraucanas have started to lay eggs! This is my first experience with raising chickens. I am only getting 1 egg a day so I am assuming that only one hen is doing the laying but she will not sit on them so I have no clue which one it is. Why wont she set on them? is she just too young? I want to hatch more chicks. I know they are fertilized (I've seen the act).
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Congratulations on your first eggs! Hens will set on eggs/go broody whenever they want; there is no set time. Most of the time, though, newly-laying pullets don't go broody--it will probably be a few weeks before your pullet might go broody. But she may never go broody, either. Some hens do, and some don't.

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