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Anyone in Sacramento have a 4-week old Americauna Hen for sale?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by mattwells, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. mattwells

    mattwells Hatching

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    Hi,

    I am new to the chicken raising game - my 2 year old son has a Rhode Island Red and an Americauna (Black). They are about 4-weeks old and the Americauna died. I don't know how - they have chick start, a waterer and a lamp. They live in the garage now in a box.

    I would like to replace her without gettting another newborn chick if possible.

    If anyone has one or knows of where I can get one in or around Sacramento, CA, that would be great. Thank you.
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Are you looking for pure Ameraucanas (there is no I) that should lay only blue eggs? Those would come from a breeder and not a hatchery. They tend to be more expensive as breeders have devoted a lot of time and money perfecting their lines.

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    If your chicks came from a hatchery then they are actually Easter Eggers (EE) which should have at least one copy of the blue laying gene and who knows what else. They are great chickens if you want a lot of variety in your egg basket (teal, mint, greenish, blueish, olive, etc) but can also lay brown/tan eggs due to their very mixed up genetic identity.

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    There is a hatchery list here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=189569

    and
    a breeder list here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=246596

    Good
    luck!
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  3. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    You might try posting a wanted add in the wanted add section. I hope you find one!
     
  4. nordahlbunch

    nordahlbunch Songster 8 Years

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    Hi
    You might try asking the feed store if they have any older chicks. I purchased some older EEs that our feed store had in a pen around the back. Same price as the day olds but didn't need the heat lamp anymore. I purchased them at Lee's Feed in Lockeford, Ca. There is also a lee's Feed in Galt, ca.
    Good Luck!
     
  5. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle 9 Years

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    If you can get to Kelseyville this Saturday, we are having the Northern California Chickenstock. There will be people there with Ameraucanas, Wheaten, Silver, and a few Black. These particular birds are 6 weeks old right now, so will be nearly 7 weeks old next weekend.

    Check out the thread for the Chickenstock...
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=304383

    We'd love to see you there! [​IMG]
     
  6. mandoschickens

    mandoschickens In the Brooder

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    Hi, I'm in Vallejo. I have a few EE chicks. I have 4 that age and a few that are a week or 2 older.
     
  7. mattwells

    mattwells Hatching

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    Thank you everyone for the replies and suggestions. I think I found a source in Lockeford. Thanks again.
     

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