True Ameraucana: How many wks old to lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mediazeal, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do any of you have true ameraucanas and can tell me about how old they were when they started laying? Mine is 22 weeks and I want to know when I can start hoping for a blue egg!
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Ameraucana's take a long time to start laying...30 weeks PLUS sometimes. If they lay before 28-30 weeks your doing good [​IMG] Hope they lay a pretty blue egg for you! Share pics and let us know when they start laying.
     
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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Good to know. I'm getting some true ameraucana's this week. [​IMG]
     
  4. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So I have 2 months to go yet.
    thanks you! [​IMG]
     
  5. Peke's Poultry

    Peke's Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 25 weeks and 2 of the 3 just started laying. The girls are still pretty small and their eggs are small too, but in the first week I got 6 eggs! I had heard that if they reach laying age in the fall, they may not start until spring, so I wasn't hopeful about getting any blue eggs this year.
     
  6. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some true Ameraucanas from Cloverleaf Farm in Canby, Oregon; they're 22-weeks old now and not even close to laying. Even my Easter Eggers have all laid late with 26-weeks being the earliest and 32-weeks the latest. (It was a lovely surprise to discover that two of my EE's lay beautiful sky-blue eggs; the rest lay various shades of blue-green).
     
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  7. mrsteiner

    mrsteiner Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two Ameraucanas that began laying at about 24 weeks. They laid beautiful blue eggs until about a month ago when the days got shorter and they have both stopped laying. I added some light in my coop about a week ago and hope they will start laying again--no eggs yet tho.
     
  8. msf

    msf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 that were hatched xMay 24th and got the first egg from one of them yesterday. It has a paper thin shell that indented when I picked it up, and was not green...yet. Michael

    [​IMG]
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I have never seen or heard of an Ameraucana's eggs changing from brown to green. But maybe...
     
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  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:You have an Easter Egger. Pure Ameraucana's only lay blue.
     
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