Finally! A second Ameraucana is laying. There are four of them. One . . Smokey . . has been laying consistently for a couple of months. Everyone told us, and the research we had done said the chickens would start laying when they were about 5 months old. Not true! The Red Stars started laying when they were just a bit over four months old. The Ameraucanas . . late bloomers. Smokey started laying at about six months. It took eight months for the second Ameraucana to start laying and there are two that still haven’t layed.
And guess who’s so prompt about telling me why she’s so much better than those other chickens! Oh, Ruby! Pleeeeze! I know you’re a better hen, I know your eggs are bigger and better. I know all that . . stop saying “I told you so!”
These are the eggs I got one morning this week. The little avocado greenish looking egg in the back is the new layer. The greenish blue one in front is Smokey’s egg. See the little ridge around the middle? All her eggs have that. Wonder why!
Just to show you that Ruby is right . . her egg is in the middle. Ameraucana eggs on each side. The weird thing is . . though I haven’t weighed the chickens, the Ameraucanas probably weigh a good 25% more than do the Red Stars, and the Ameraucanas lay those wimpy little eggs. The price I pay to get colored eggs I guess.
Don’t turn your back and walk away in a huff . . you know you’re my favorite chicken!
Seriously, I’m so happy with my chickens and I’m so glad we got them.