ameraucauna hens won't lay!?

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

  1. taxidermist

    taxidermist Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2014
    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

    Feb 20, 2014
    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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