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Ameraucanas: How Old Before They Lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Barry Natchitoches, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some Ameraucana pullets (buff, silver, and wheaten) that I got from John Blehm up in Michigan. So these are TRUE Ameraucanas, not Easter Eggers.


    Anyway, how old do true Ameraucana's get before they lay their first egg? These gals are almost 18 weeks old now, and I'm wondering if it is time to put nests into their living quarters.
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Mine took a little longer to lay. I think they were around 8 to 10 months before I got my first egg.
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Nah, don't be in too much of a hurry. With an occasional exception most large fowl TRUE Ameraucanas don't lay until at LEAST 6 months, but more like 7, and sometimes 8 months old. [​IMG]
     
  4. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine didn;t lay til around 9 months. They are worth the weight though.
     
  5. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    true americauna chickens can take up to 8 months to start laying, grrr, I know, it's frustrating [​IMG]
     
  6. MomofPeeps11

    MomofPeeps11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got 3 Americauna babies today [​IMG]... was told 7-9 months til they lay their first egg.
     

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