When do Araucanas start laying ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RIR0BCM, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 5 months old purebred araucana pullet ....i want to know When will she start laying eggs ?
     
  2. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Light Brahma x Ameraucana/EE crosses hatched on May 12/13th and just started laying yesterday. Right @ 24 weeks.
    Araucana/Ameraucana/EEs are not "production" layers, be patient and don't expect an egg everyday.
     
  3. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i know they are not good layers ..
    I just cant find much info about this breed
    I know some breeds lay very early while others take longer to start laying
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I have an Ameruacana Pullet..6 months old...She has not started to lay...Usually between 6 to 7 months...She is Pure bred..

    Cheers!
     
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  5. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh then i still have to wait 2 months ..
     
  6. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, most likely another 1-2 months.
     
  7. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah i guess but for some reason i thought this breed is an early layer i guess i was wrong
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Where did you get your Araucanas?
     
  9. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From a breeder in my area
     
  10. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Watch the comb & wattles, it'll get bright red & she'll also squat when you try to pick her up prior laying.
     

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