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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chook-Girl, Dec 22, 2013.
What age do americaunas and black sex links start laying?
This is one I would like to find out myself. I have an americauna that is 9 months old and she isnt even think of laying yet. All the rest of he girls started laying at about 20 to 25 weeks.
BSLs should lay around 5-6 months. EEs (similar to Ameraucanas) from my experience start around 6 months. It is not uncommon for them to take even longer.
Well, she may decide to wait and lay when spring gets here. I have hens that I've bought this spring as babies who still haven't layed any eggs yet, but they'll lay in the spring.
EE's early 5 to 6 months but some up to 7 months is my experience ...
My 3 EE started laying at 16.5 W. They were hatched around 3/1. My RIR and BSL (hatched from RIR roo over PBR hen 2/21) started at 17 W. ~~ I think a lot depends on hatch date, the amount of protein they receive, as well as their breeding.
Many times we are told they will lay in spring. In my experience they start to pick up right after the winter solstice which was Saturday!
Yay! They both laid! Here is Muffin and her green egg. She is an Easter-egger.
Here is Olive (a Black Sex-Link) comparing the size of a store egg, her egg, and Muffin's egg.
Olive laid her egg 3 days ago, and Muffin laid today. They are both about 6 months old.
Loving them green eggs!