when do Ameraucanas start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by milleryardchx, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Washington State
    I have two BR that lay everyday rain or shine for almost two months now when i got them a 6 month old gals. My Ameraucana was 3 1/2 months when i got her June 1st .... no eggs yet from her [​IMG] !!! any day now or is she broken haha I'm going crazy looking every day for a green/blue egg! [​IMG]
  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I have an ameraucana and she's 26 weeks old and has yet to lay me an egg. I'm hoping someday soon. My EE's started laying at 22 weeks. Good luck.
  3. mcfarlandteresa

    mcfarlandteresa Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    McAlester, Oklahoma
    Mine are 6 1/2 months old and just got my first ones this week. I was sooo tickled![​IMG] I was really beginning to wonder. Still have 5 more hens that should start laying any day now! Good luck.[​IMG]
  4. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    I have one Amerucana and still waiting for my first egg from her. She is 4 1/2 months old now.
  5. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chirping

    Jun 28, 2012
    West Coast
    My ameraucanas are 27 weeks old and I haven't had an egg from either yet.
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    My pure ameraucana's started laying in the 27-31 week range. I currently have a lavender ameraucana that is 22 weeks and she's not anywhere close to laying.
  7. possum80

    possum80 Hatching

    Jan 31, 2013
    western north carolina
    mine started at 18 weeks i have heated chicken houses and feed them only laying mash allways works for me
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

    Apr 8, 2008
    I'm assuming that you have an EE, not an Ameraucana, since you say you're looking for a blue or green egg and Ameraucanas lay blue eggs. I always keep at least 1/4 of my flock as EEs, and I don't expect my EEs to lay until 28-32 weeks. That means that your bird is on the very late end of normal right now. Add in the winter weather, and if you don't have supplemental lighting, they may not lay until spring. This happened to me once, but with dark brown Leghorns, not EEs.

    In my experience, EEs are more varied in when they start to lay than other birds. I think it has to do with the fact that they are just more varied birds, since they are mutts. I'd expect more conformity from actual breeds of birds, like white Leghorns or Wyandottes, but even with them, they will vary by several weeks as to when they lay their first egg.
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  9. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    Mine have always started between 18-22 weeks. All four were laying by 20 weeks this time. Never had any breed not laying by 24 weeks in 20 years. All hatchery birds.
  10. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

    Apr 8, 2008
    You've been very lucky. I once had a pair of hens that laid their first eggs at *50* weeks. And I'm positive that's how long it took, b/c they were the only white egg layers in the whole flock at the time.
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