Please Help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by elizagd, May 7, 2017.

  1. elizagd

    elizagd In the Brooder

    May 7, 2017
    Please Help!
    I have a young Ameraucana I bought the middle of last summer, she didn't start laying till winter with a light. I live in Georgia we had a mild winter this year and the light kept the hens laying in the short days. The man I bought her from said she was young, he also said something about a pink spot on her head that means she wasn't old enough to lay till end of summer. Does anyone know anything about this? She layed consistently till about a month ago. She lives in a nice corner of my yard with two other hens who lay everyday, I don't understand why she stopped so suddenly. Please share any advice! I'm very fond of my Audrey Hepburn and hate to give her away. Or worse kill and eat her! Audrey is a very special girl in my mini flock.
    Thanks, Eliza

  2. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging 8 Years

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Oh don't eat her! She's probably just resetting her laying schedule with a short break. This is normal. She should resume laying again in a few days or a week or two.
  3. Considering the remark about her having a pink spot on her head, my recommendation is to find another source for replacement birds.

    Meanwhile follow the previous poster's advise.
    Last edited: May 8, 2017
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    I have an Ameraukinda(EE) named Audrey too....she's a sporadic layer also, stop and starts without apparent good reason(IMO).

    Not sure about the pink spot, unless he was pointing that out the color of her comb was not the bright red of an actively laying pullet.

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