Ameraucana stopped laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by certifiedchef, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. certifiedchef

    certifiedchef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 4 hens, started laying in mid December, the Ameraucana was first to lay. We have been getting 3-4 eggs a day since then, but Mable (the Ameraucana) has not given us an egg for 2 days now. Also, she has no feathers under her chin? on her throat/neck area - is this early molting? she seems healthy otherwise.
    thank you for the help
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  2. tornado8070

    tornado8070 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could be a molt, I would check her for ticks. Especially in that area on an ameracana. Just my opinion. Someone else may think different.
     
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I understand it, unlike other breeds, like leghorns and rocks, an Ameraucana is not a production bird. They are not given to a high output of eggs. One little sign of short days or a bit of mot and they shut right down. What saves them is their eggs being so desirable. It sounds like your bird is molting. One thing that might help is to increase her protein a bit with something like a bit of tuna, salmon, beans or eggs. It could last a while -- be patient.

    Jenny
     
  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Mine take breaks all the time. Nothing to worry about.
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    By the way you spell Ameraucana it sounds like you have an EE not an Ameraucana.
     

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