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Ameracana

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by matthewschickens, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. We have an Ameracana that has not started to lay eggs yet.
    We also have 3 other ameracanas and 25 other hens that are about the same age but are all laying.
    On more thing, she does not have puffs on the side of her face like the other hens.
    Does that make a difference?

    Thank you!!

    Matthew
     
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    They are probally EE's and they lay late for some reason. Do you have pic's???
     
  3. Here are some pics:)
    If they do not come up then tell me.

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    Thanks!

    Matthew
     
  4. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EEs started to lay at 20 weeks I get Green, cream, olive & blueish green so far.
     
  5. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Yep, she's an Easter Egger. Almost all feed stores and hatcheries sell EE's as Ameraucnanas or even Araucanas...she will be a great layer for you when she starts, my last EE just started laying a couple of weeks ago, and she is 7 months old... [​IMG]
     
  6. Thank you but why did all the others that I got from the same place start laying a long time ago?
    Does anyone know why this is?
    Could she be a rooster?

    Thanks!

    Matthew
     
  7. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens are slower to lay than others. She's not a rooster, definitely an EE pullet.
     
  8. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I don't have an answer for that one, I have birds younger than this one that started laying first too... ???
     
  9. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, she's an EE. Looks very similar to the EEs I produce when I crossed my Ameraucana with a Welsummer.

    As long as you have them on at least 14 hours of light, you should see them start laying between 20-25 weeks. Judging from the size of her wattles, she's getting very close to laying.

    God Bless,
     
  10. lelander12

    lelander12 Out Of The Brooder

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    How big are EE?[​IMG] Planning to get some![​IMG]
     

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