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Ameraucana Chickens

Blue Egg Laying Ameraucana Chickens For Sale

Introduction to Ameraucana Chickens

Ameraucana are very pretty hens, they have adorable funky hair dos and fluffy beard muffs under their chins, they are docile hens and calm of nature, good with most other breeds and are very friendly. They can fly but are not known for being overly flighty, they are happy in either a small garden or free ranging a big open space, they make great companions and wonderful garden hens.

Good With Most

This breed will be suited with most other breeds, however, some delicate breeds are not compatible with Hybrids or more aggressive breeds. Check the full breed guide for more information.

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Aloof But Friendly

This breed will be very inquisitive and friendly; however, they can seem a little aloof as they do not like being handled too much and will be self-sufficient, they prefer to chicken about doing their own thing.

150-200 Medium Cream PA

This breed will lay up to 200 medium, spearmint blue eggs per year, they are not known for being overly broody.

More About Ameraucana

  • Character

  • Suitability

  • History


Ameraucanas are generally a docile and friendly chicken, they are not as large as a big hybrid and have a calmer temperament. They make great companions as they are calm and are not overly flighty, perhaps not the cuddliest of hens but their natural inquisitive nature makes them great garden buddies and pets. They are not an aggressive breed and are well suited in mixed flocks of both larger and smaller chickens, they can be bullied if they are placed with too many breeds that are more aggressive.


These lovely mid-sized birds are fantastic for a back garden or a smaller set up as they don’t need a huge amount of room and are content in a run, however, they are equally happy and confident when free ranging. They are clever little birds and naturally inquisitive as such they prefer to be in breed pairs and breeds that have a similar desire to forage and ‘chicken’ about, they can be mixed in flocks of hybrids, although their numbers should always be greater than the hybrids, and smaller bantams. They like to perch and roost and would need some run enrichment if left in for long periods, they can fly so need a good enclosure when you are not around, they can also manage a ladder or a ramp up to their house.


The Ameraucana chicken was developed in the United States in the 1970s from Araucana chickens brought to the country from Chile. The Ameraucana was bred to retain the unusual blue egg laying gene of the Araucana but to eliminate the tufted and rumples traits of the parent breed. They are fairly common in the U.K and are a pretty good pre breed layer hen, they can produce up to 200 blue/spearmint coloured eggs a year, they have a life expectancy of up to 8 years.

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