My ameraucanas are making me mad!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenKid11, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my Ameraucanas ALL have red comb now thier two bone are 2 fingers apart....I think they are through with their molt. I have them on layer ration. When cam i expect an egg? One more question what does squatting look like??
     
  2. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh one thing I have them on a lighting system so the have 14 hrs of light!
     
  3. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    how old are they?
     
  4. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 22 wks is that to early?
     
  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    they are very very close. most likely they will jsut supprise you. Ameraucanas, or ee's are a little bit slower to begin laying unlike breeds like sexlinks and leghorns that start at 16. It also might be a bit longer due to the season. However they should start laying probalby within the next 2-3 weeks and 4-5 at the most. good luck, My first chickens were ee's (Easter eggers) which is another name for ameraucana that are not pure breeds and I loved finding there colored eggs. It was an easter egg hunt every day! lol
     
  6. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    also forgot, Have they begun to squat?
     
  7. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey thanks that help one question what does squatting look like??
     
  8. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    pretty much the chicken "squats" onto the ground. She may raise her wings out and lift her tail up if you try to pat/pet her on the back. Thats a definate sign an egg will be soon.
     
  9. ChickenKid11

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    One of them has been doing that.
     
  10. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three Easter Eggers. They are 28 1/2 weeks. The first one laid her first egg on October 13, the second one just laid her first egg today. So I still have one more to go. They all squatted for at least a couple of weeks before they laid, but what I really noticed was their combs and faces reddened dramatically right before the first egg.
     

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