When did your Ameraucanas start laying?
I was wondering if any of you all had Ameraucanas and if so at what age did they start laying? My RIR's had all started laying by 5 months but these Ameraucana chicks are over 5 months and no blue eggs in sight. I know they days are getting shorter but my RIRs started laying in December so that didn't effect them. Are Ameracanas more light sensitive? Do yours lay in the winter?
My RIRs are taking turns molting now too so out of 25 hens I'm lucky if I get 9 eggs. My neighbors are all addicted to my free range eggs and I can't keep up with demand.
The roosters seems to think the chicks are old enough to lay eggs, as they are doing their best to make sure that any eggs laid are fertilized ; ) They look ready to me also, they are all at least as big as the RIR hens and most are bigger.
I've tried pep talks, shaming them by comparing them to their redheaded sisters, telling them no one gets a free ride in this life, they just peck at my pants and demand treats. Spoiled chickens.
Do I have duds or was I just spoiled with my RIRs?