how well do ameraucanas lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by salt and pepper, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    well, just what the title says!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Very well! I used to get maybe 5 eggs??? a week from mine in their pullet year. I didn't keep them for more than a year I think. So I don't know how fast they slow down laying.

    Even the bantam Easter Eggers lay very well from my experience. But the Large Fowl Easter Eggers (hatchery "Ameraucanas") lay better (maybe one more egg per week I am guessing).

    No, maybe they were the same amount (bantam and LF) per week- I just don't remember.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  3. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks for the reply! do the pure ameraucanas lay just as well?
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I did have some Wheaten Ameraucanas for awhile but got rid of them before they laid. Sorry can't tell you.
     
  5. flitter

    flitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have one lone pure Ameraucana... she's about 5 months in a coop with extra light... so far not an egg. Which doesn't answer your question but I vented and bumped your thread.[​IMG]
     
  6. flappinhappy

    flappinhappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one and she is one of my better layers everyone else went through a molt as did she but she never stopped laying I just get 1 less a week out of her so now I am getting 4 instead of 5
     
  7. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know it takes them longer to start laying, but I sure hope mine lay well when they get going!
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes I think it took mine 6 months to start laying.
     
  9. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    well, I'm going to hope for blue eggs for easter! thanks for all the replies!
     

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