ameraucauna hens won't lay!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by taxidermist, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. taxidermist

    taxidermist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone,
    ive always had a few easter eggers but after learning the difference, i decided to purchase some ameraucaunas.
    i went to a local farm auction and purchased two beautiful blue wheaton hens.they are a light buff/tan color with slate blue legs,full beards and muffs. They look like healthy hens (although, they do retain a lot of poop on the feathers around their vents). I'm not sure of their age. They love corn but act like they don't know what layer pellets are. I put my EE rooster in with them, he's showing them what it is. Along with cat food and bread.

    Today makes 2 weeks I've had these hens and haven't laid an egg yet. I've had hens quit for a few days after being moved. But never this long.
    Any thoughts?
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not unusually for birds to not lay after being introduced to a new flock. It is a very stressful time for them and stress will stop your birds laying. Give them some more time.
     

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