Ameraucana young hen not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kaperi, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. kaperi

    kaperi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there!
    I have a question. I have an Ameraucana young hen, they told me she would start laying more than a month ago and still nothing. Do you have any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That bird appears quite young. I would guess four months or thereabouts. I would not expect her to begin laying until at least six months and possibly as late as eight.
     
  3. kaperi

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    Well thanks a lot for your help! I was told 4 months but not all breeds are the same. As long as it doesn't turn out to be a rooster, I'm fine with it
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a pullet. But don't expect eggs until at least 6 months of age. Ameraucana can be very slow to mature.
     
  5. kaperi

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    Thanks so much! I'm more than patient I just wanted to make sure she was a pullet!,yayyy
     
  6. snywalker

    snywalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have Ameraucanas that are slow to lay. Make sure she has nesting boxes. You also need to make sure she doesn't hide them. But I don't think she looks ready in that picture.
     
  7. kaperi

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    [​IMG] one month later, this is today
     
  8. snywalker

    snywalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, the other posts didn't show up until after I replied. So I ended up repeating information.
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    What on earth are those things to the right? Pheasants?
     
  10. kaperi

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    They are my chicks. 3 month old ameraucana mix
     

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