When will my Ameracuana start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eggxentric, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. eggxentric

    eggxentric In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2009
    Boulder Creek, CA
    My EE is about 5 months old and she's much bigger than our other 6 month old EE hen who is laying now. When can I expect to see eggs. The other one started laying at about 4.5 months.

    In all respects, she seems healthy and happy.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Could be any day now or a few weeks.
    Do you have enough light for them?
    Good luck

    Imp- Glad she's healthy and happy
  3. Airehead012

    Airehead012 In the Brooder

    Nov 26, 2008
    DFW, TX
    Are you adding some crushed oyster shells to her food? I do that with mine because my mom says it gives them the nutrients they need to form the egg shells. If you aren't already doing this, you may give it a try, if not just for the sake of having good eggs and healthy chickens. My Americauna was an early layer, she started at about 3 1/2 months, but another of my pullets is now about 6 1/2 months, and she hasn't started laying yet. Good Luck!

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