Ameraucana chickens 6 months old

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fmx387, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. fmx387

    fmx387 New Egg

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    Hello new to this site.
    We got some ameraucana chicks back in May
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    Now these ladies are at their 6 month mark
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    They have a pretty nice coop with a hen box and various perches [​IMG]
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    I was wondering if anyone knew what my time frame is for expecting eggs?
    Still no eggs and yesterday became 6 months since I first got them.
    Thanks for looking
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I would think they are old enough for begin laying. With the shorter days chickens ease up on laying or stop for awhile. I don't know if that also applies to birds that haven't started yet. You could check things out on the "Raising Backyard chickens forum ," - side tab "Chicken management and egg laying.
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Yes, I agree - it might be to do with shorter days.
    Your birds look lovely though, and a nice coop too!

    Enjoy the site. :D
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. LeviS

    LeviS Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! They will probably start laying in the spring, good luck to you.
     
  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    My Ameracanas took longer than my other breeds to start laying. The short daylight cycle doesn't help either.
    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     
  9. fmx387

    fmx387 New Egg

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    Thank you everyone for the great advice!
    We've considered putting a heat light out there for them maybe to speed up the process. A nice lady told me that air movement affects them laying, so I'm going toke a inside wall for their hen box. I was also told to put a golf ball in there to trick them.
    If they don't lay this week, I'm definitely going to start trying these ideas out.
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