araucana layers???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kirstychicken, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. kirstychicken

    kirstychicken New Egg

    Jan 4, 2016
    Anyone help and or advise me please? I have two Araucana's about 7 months old... and they show absolutely no interest in nesting or even thinking about laying...? Am I doing something wrong...? They have a lovely Egglu Omlet house and run all to themselves and look pretty happy... Also, pretty sure that they aren't boys!

  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    To start, I'm going to assume that the birds you have are Easter Eggers, not True Araucanas? If you're confused by the difference, here's a quick guide:

    That said, not all chickens will begin to lay exactly at 20-24 weeks of age - and in fact Easter Eggers are known for taking longer than most breeds to lay, with an average point of lay around 26-30 weeks or even longer. The fact that it's winter isn't helping them get started any quicker.

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