Ok,..Im new to chickens and the farm we moved to - shocker . Wanted laying hens right away - so answered CL ad that said " Americauna Laying Hens - heritage breed, not hatchery junk. - born may 2013 and about to start laying" - I had to jump in the pool someplace - even after reading books and thinking I knew what I was doing lol So long story short, I leave there with what I THINK* are 7 Americauna hens and an Americauna rooster (hatched may 2013), 1 Buff Orpington (2yrs old) and 3 Production Red Hens (1yr) that he threw in. The buff is my favorite - def the most personality. The reds seem friendly. and the other "Americaunas" are skittish and nervous. The rooster is a big sissy and all the girls chase him around from the looks of it. Not crowing either. Now I've been told that's not what I have,... so I wanted to see what you guys think. I am only getting 3-5 eggs a day with this motley crew and I dont know whose laying and whose not. I dont know if the "americauna" girls are just not laying at all yet. I'm in north Florida and temps are still nice here. They have been in the coop/run now for going on 3 weeks to train them before I let them free range probably starting this weekend in a fenced in area Opinions appreciated on breeds!