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Is my it possible my Ameraucana hasn't started laying after 6 months?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cowchipss, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a flock of four pullets including (1) Ameraucana. The other three breeds (Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, and Silver Laced Wyandotte) started laying between 4.5-5 months old. I've seen them on the nest but I've yet to see Carla (my Ameraucana) display laying "behaviors".

    I went for variety in my flock since I can only have a limited amount due to my location. I was hoping for some blue/green eggs [​IMG]

    Either way, she's a beautiful bird with the most charismatic personality. I love her coloring, "cheeks", beard, and hawk-like beak. She won't go unappreciated if it turns out she's not producing green eggs. [​IMG]

    Here are some pictures from the last three months:

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  2. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    totally cute. <3
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    It is possible she hasn't layed yet. My EEs and my Ameraucanas both began laying about a month after everyone else. They take a bit longer to mature.
     
  4. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is really pretty! I can totally believe that she is not laying yet...I have a flock of blue Americanaus that are not laying yet either! They are nearing 8 months I think! Everyone is saying that they are really slow to develop....they better start soon is all I can say! I am tired of feeding them! Not a single blue egg yet. good luck with yours...I have my fingers crossed with mine. Terri O
     
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  5. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    When was she born? My EE's are a June 10th hatch and some are just starting to think about laying. Most still look like they have awhile.[​IMG]
     
  6. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Quote:I'm with you! I've got 4 Ameraucana pullets (7 months) & 2 EE's (7 & 9 months)--both the EE's are laying. I'm not playing the waiting game anymore--when it happens, it happens. My luck, they wont start until spring!
     
  7. flocksalot

    flocksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my girls didn't start laying until she was over nine months. Her sister started at around 4 months, but Charlotte took her sweet time before she layed her very first perfectly round green egg. She has literally laid an egg every day since; although, her eggs are still on the small side. Her sister Harriet laid large blue eggs and would lay about 5 eggs a week up til she died a few weeks ago. I think Charlotte is still going so strong because she took a bit longer to mature and gave herself some extra time to grow. One of my young girls is exhibiting all the signs that she is getting ready to lay, but she is so young I wish she would wait. Poor thing knows something is going on with her body, but just doesn't know what.
     
  8. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks eggdd [​IMG]
     
  9. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So there is hope...
     
  10. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, eight months... Carla is only 6 months old. Blue Ameraucanas are on my wish list....[​IMG]
     

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