Ameracauna questions??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chick_newbie, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. chick_newbie

    chick_newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 5 new ameracauna white hens at the 4H sale of our state fair this year. They are truely beautiful birds. The question is ....... After I quarantined them for like 4 weeks and then put them in with my other birds, the older ones are all stressed and losing feathers and now not laying. I have now removed them, the ameracaunas, and put them back in the other pen until I get my new bigger coop done. Will I have to keep these breeds separate or will I ever be able to mix them??


    Oh yeah, the other birds are barred rock, 3 california whites, white rock, 5 ee's, buff orp, RIR, SLW.
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    you talk about them losing feathers and not laying this may just be them molting not from stress not sure though are the birds fighting?

    Henry
     
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
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    yep, sounds like your older birds are just molting, it's that time of year. If you go to the egg laying thread you will see that every other post says "my birds have stopped laying"
    Congrats on the white Ameraucanas, I have been looking all over for some!
     
  4. chick_newbie

    chick_newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did think of that but even the ones that are just from this spring and was starting to lay have stopped. Is that normal?
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:If you arn't giving them artificial light as the days get shorter laying will slow or stop all together I am getting 0 eggs from my 16 hens.
     
  6. misssmartypants

    misssmartypants New Egg

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    That is a same that you are hardly getting any eggs from any of you chickens I am sorry to hear about that:(
     
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