- Jun 23, 2011
Just wondering what age to expect eggs from my Ameracauna hens. Thanks. And when should I start giving extra calcium?
They came from a hatchery abd are just hitting 5 monthsDo you have bred to standard, sourced from a private breeder ameraucana or hatchery bred, sourced from a retail store like the local co-op, "ameraucana"? The former will generally mature more slowly, lay a bit later and lay a little less prolifically. ..the latter will mature more quickly, lay sooner and be more prolific
Not noticing any squatting, they are 5 months old nowI would give calcium as soon as she begins laying.Most chickens squally start between five to sixth months.Some May stay early as four months,while some could wait till eight or nine month.Kind of a waiting game for them.
Is she squatting?What is the age?
Most likely Easter Eggers then, not Ameraucana at all. Easter Eggers typically lay between 20 to 25 weeks of age. Do not be tempted to switch them to layer feed prematurely. They really need the higher protein of a grower/starter to finish off their development.They came from a hatchery abd are just hitting 5 months