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Americaunas are small and get picked on by bigger birds. True or False???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenCrazy8, Jan 30, 2012.

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  1. ChickenCrazy8

    ChickenCrazy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read that Americaunas get picked on by bigger birds. Is the true? Also how are they laying wise?
    I have a RIR and a PR and if it is true that Americaunas get picked on by bigger breeds should I not get one?
    Thanks so much,
    Zoƫ
     
  2. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Americauna does not get picked on. I also have Blk Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, Brahmas, Wyndottes they all are bigger than my Americauna but do not pick on her anymore than any of the others. Most Americaunas are good layers.
     
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Americauna could totally hold her own against my alpha hen who is a Jersey Giant. I even caught the Americauna sitting in the JG's nest box one day just SCREAMING at the JG and refusing to give it up. The JG just squeezed in there and sat on top of her. It was painful to watch. I finally separated them for the afternoon.

    They have a feisty, wild side to them.

    I ultimately gave her away because she was bullying my BO to pieces.
     
  4. ChickenCrazy8

    ChickenCrazy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks[​IMG]
     
  5. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Ameracaunas and they get along great with my other girls and are rock star layers of beautiful eggs.
     
  6. madison123

    madison123 Out Of The Brooder

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    true but they lay more
     
  7. ChickenCrazy8

    ChickenCrazy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the info!!! I can't wait till I get an Americauna[​IMG]
     
  8. madison123

    madison123 Out Of The Brooder

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    cool! they are really great!!![​IMG]
     
  9. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine hatched with one eye still closed and nearly got pecked to death by the StepMama and sibling, but I rescued it, and gave it vitamins, which opened its eye right up, and it has grown into a lovely chicken who can hold its own with the others. Sweet, gentle, docile personality. Lovely bird.
     
  10. madison123

    madison123 Out Of The Brooder

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    aw i think YOU sould be a mother hen!!![​IMG]
     

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