Is it true Americaunas only lay for one year?

Thea : I’ve been raising Americauna chickens for a few years now. This winter it seems they’ve molted late, having had people I’d never seen come to buy my eggs. But now I can’t recall how long its been since I was getting no eggs to one per day and I couldn’t understand what the problem is. Then I met up a couple days ago with a friend who used to Americaunas… they only lay eggs for one year! Those I incubator-hatched start next month. Next year, a new breed! Thea in Coombs

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  1. Christina June 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    That’s not true at all!

  2. will July 15, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Perhaps your “friend” ended up eating them after they slowed down after the first year! will

  3. Michele August 12, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    My Americaunas are 4 years old now and still laying about every other day. They have slowed down but not stopped! Still the best tasting eggs of all my hens.

  4. Pam Beyer August 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    My original hen is an Americana. Daisy has out lived many, many other breeds. She is around 5-6 yrs. old & still “Old Faithfull” about laying every other day! She is strong, healthy, sweet & HAPPY! We love seeing those big green eggs & feeling the joy & laughter she brings!

  5. Sheri December 6, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I have always found the Americaunas to be the best layers – next to my Australorps – and they layed for all three years I had them. I don’t keep any hens over 3 years since I’m keeping them for egg production.

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