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Silkie not laying

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hmm Hi there . I have a Silkie hen that is about 5 months old and not laying yet . Can someone tell me how old they have to be . I would love to know ,so I can start to have little ones .Thanks a lot and god bless .


Edited by chickeydee - 11/24/09 at 9:41am
post #2 of 7

It could take six months before she starts laying.

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I may have a few feathers growing behind my ears tho!!
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My dear husband checks my head periodically to see if I'm growing combs or waddles!!!
I may have a few feathers growing behind my ears tho!!
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post #3 of 7

Mine just started last Thursday-she is 8-months-old. hide  It could be a while yet.

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Heather,wife of 1 and Mom of 5
1 Golden Retriever, 6 cats, MF d'Uccles, Silkies, Cream Legbars, Black Bresse, MF Leghorns, Snowflake Bobwhite quail, Sebastapol geese, and Silver Appleyard ducks.

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post #4 of 7
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Thanks a lot . I have a rooter with her so I was hoping  to get them soon ,but I can wait . I love this forum and the good people on it .love

post #5 of 7

You are welcome!  smile
Silkies are late layers. It is well worth the wait though! I have gotten an egg every other day from her, and they are going in the incubator. Good luck!

Heather,wife of 1 and Mom of 5
1 Golden Retriever, 6 cats, MF d'Uccles, Silkies, Cream Legbars, Black Bresse, MF Leghorns, Snowflake Bobwhite quail, Sebastapol geese, and Silver Appleyard ducks.

Cream Legbar Club!

My swap page!

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Heather,wife of 1 and Mom of 5
1 Golden Retriever, 6 cats, MF d'Uccles, Silkies, Cream Legbars, Black Bresse, MF Leghorns, Snowflake Bobwhite quail, Sebastapol geese, and Silver Appleyard ducks.

Cream Legbar Club!

My swap page!

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post #6 of 7

Depends on where you got them. Hatchery silkies usually start laying before ones from a breeder. I have a few that are 9 months old and just starting to lay.....love

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post #7 of 7

Silkies don't lay -- they brood!

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