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Laying silkie.

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hello everyone. I've got a pair of patridge silkie of exactly 7months now. This morning i saw them mating. Does this mean that the hen will start laying in the coming days? Advise please
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Mating doesn't necessarily indicate point of lay. Roosters will chase down 2 month olds if they're nasty enough. But, if she seemed very receptive, then she is probably getting close. Silkies usually begin to lay around 7-8 months old.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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In fact the hen just stopped before the rooster and just like you know kneel down or squat i don't know how to say that.. Then the rooster got over her. Most probably the first time... So that means she's ready to lay right... I'm so impatiently waiting for the first egg hmm.png
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