only 2 eggs per 6 ameraucanas why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken ridl, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. chicken ridl

    chicken ridl Out Of The Brooder

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    My ameraucanas are 8 months old. I have 6 hens and I only get 1 or 2 eggs a day. Why so little?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Low lighting conditions. It's the time of year that egg production naturally goes down. It'll pick up in the spring.
     
  3. chicken ridl

    chicken ridl Out Of The Brooder

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    My other girls are still doing ok.
    I have 28 barred rocks and I am getting 13-16 eggs a day from them.
    I have 5 legg horns and I am getting 4-5 from them.
    I am disapointed in the amerucanas.
    Thanks
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I don't have Ameraucanas because when I first purchased my chicks I was told that Ameraucanas did not lay well during the winter. I don't know if this is true, but it was what i was told and is the reason I don't have any now. Maybe some experts will chime in and tell us more definitively.
     
  5. Ghostchick

    Ghostchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put in a light in the coop and keep it on for a few extra hours. Yesterday I got 13 out of 15 hens. Its my average.
     
  6. chicken ridl

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    Well I was thinking about putting in a white light on a timer I will do that.
    Since I just finished putting all kinds of wire and outlets in for other stuff.
    Thanks everyone for the quick answers.
     

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