Americaunas haven't laid one egg EVER!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mykidsdaddy, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. mykidsdaddy

    mykidsdaddy Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my chicks back in the spring, around the first week or so of May. They have been well fed, watered and in general, very well taken care of! They need to start laying soon, otherwise...it's BBQ time! OK...just kidding, but why aren't they laying? There are 2 roosters in their coop with them...will this affect their laying?
    I have never seen the roos paying any attention to the girls.

    My son just posed this question...could they be laying and eating the evidence???
     
  2. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could still be a little early.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    So they're about 20 weeks old? You could have a few weeks to wait yet till they start laying.
     
  4. sbarab

    sbarab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still a bit early. Give them some time.
     
  5. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of mine came from a breeder..he told me most of his don't begin laying until around 8 months old...his are true Ameraucana's though not EE unless he bred for the EE's. However 20 weeks is young for most breeds to be laying with the few early laying exceptions...
    Patience the eggs will come [​IMG]
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'm giving mine a month and a half.

    I have 3 that hatched out in February... still no eggs.
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all my hens are from mid April and I am not sure if they ALL are laying yet. There may be about 3 that are not. Give it time. they should be soon. Are their combs/wattles red? If the roosters aren't giving them the time of day, it sounds like they may not be ready to lay yet.
     
  8. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got my chicks in mid April, and of my 6 EEs, only 1 appears to be laying. The production reds are all laying and I think 2 of the wyandottes are laying.
     
  9. Cape Cod Chick

    Cape Cod Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    We got our chickens the same week and none of them our laying yet. I'm not expecting eggs for another few weeks to a month. It's hard to be patient, but the payoff will be awesome.
     
  10. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, my pullets are around the same age, some of the Golden Comets are laying, not all though, and the EEs are not yet laying at all.

    Just sit back and feed them some grapes, it's such fun to watch them jump for them and squabble over em. You relax and they will too! [​IMG]
     

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