Whine, Whine, Whine...why aren't my Araucanas laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cottagechick, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my girls in July from a breeder. they were about three months old. So they should be seven months old. Shouldn't they be laying by now??? I have noticed no squatting. The comb area doesn't seem any redder? Will I have to wait for spring to see a little blue egg?
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Likely it'll be spring. stop whining. [​IMG]
     
  3. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am never going to let them live it down if the girls I have that hatched August 29 start laying before they do! [​IMG]
     
  4. trulyblessed

    trulyblessed Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a an araucana with 7 black autralorps and she is significantly smaller than the other girls and her comb is still small and not red. I wonder if they are a slower developing breed? Does anyone know?
     
  5. Queen of the chickens

    Queen of the chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were hatched in early May and are just starting to lay. I have had one laying for about a month, but two more have started in the past week. I have artificial lighting, so that may make a difference.
     

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