Americauna

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MountainChickenMama, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Americauna just layed her first egg today, a green one, so exciting, however, I thought she was going to give us "normal" size eggs, however, it is smaller than the bantam polish/silkie's first egg....any thoughts would be greatly appreciated....She has been raised in a garage inside a large dog kennel (the "bigger" chickens kept trying to kill her when I put them together)...could this be the reason the egg is SO small?
     
  2. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    First eggs are usually smaller than normal. I'm not sure if keeping her in a dog kennel would affect size but it does sound sad to be that chicken.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    My first thought is that she must be an Easter Egger, having a green egg. [​IMG]

    Second thought is - It is quite normal. My Blue Wheaten Ameraucana pullets started out with a pretty tiny bright blue egg, and they're still laying small eggs. They're not bantams, but their eggs look like such.

    Your eggs will get bigger as the pullets mature.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Ditto

    and those who don't start laying larger eggs will be culled/sold/rehomed in May or June.
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto

    and those who don't start laying larger eggs will be culled/sold/rehomed in May or June.

    lol I'm hoping to have green egg layers to replace my bantams too.
     
  6. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scarletbaby - She is free ranged during the day, just in the kennel when not free ranging....I thought it was better for her to be alive then killed by the larger chickens...

    Thanks everyone for the replies...
     
  7. chickieboy

    chickieboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a hen like that she lay a bantam size egg even those she a standard amerucana and 1 year old
     

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