Americanas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gordy123, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. gordy123

    gordy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone have knowledge on americanas and thier laying longevity?
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Second: Are you talking about pure breds or hatchery "Ameracaunas" that are actually Easter Eggers (EEs), which are technically mutts?
    Third: If they really are EEs then it depends on the bird, as they are mutts. I love EEs though.
     
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  3. gordy123

    gordy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    They all came from mcmurray hatchery but they are about 18 months old.
    got them from a friend who can not keep them any more.
     
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  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    They are EEs then. Ours lay well and have great temperaments, but it does depend on the bird of course! Post pics, I want to see. [​IMG]
     
  5. gordy123

    gordy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    i will tommorow.is in true that these birds can lay for 9 years.
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Um... NO. Most don't even live that long. Usually they slow down in laying after 2-3 years, and after that only an egg once in a while. Of course some are the exception and go on laying but for most they stop after a bit.
     
  7. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Most hens lay best in their first year. After that, it declines.
     

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