New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How well do Silkies lay?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I've been thinking alot about keeping a flock of just silkies. We have a rather small backyard and right now we have a silkie and 2 easter eggers. The silkie is about 7 months old and not laying yet and the 2 easter eggers are just over a year.  They each lay about 4-5 eggs week. I'm just curious as to how many a week I would get from 4 silkies???

post #2 of 11

They don't lay good at all they may lay an egg every other day then stop for a couple weeks and go back, they go broody VERY often so they arent good layers, mine lay one every other dayfor about 2 weeks then go broody for 3 weeks even when eggs aren t under them, and they are very hard to break of broody once had one go for 10 months striaght!

I am 15 years old and a proud owner/mother of 4 peachicks, 14 silkies, 3 pekin ducks, 25 RIR, 2 Red Star, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Brown Leghorn, and 1 Golden Laced Hamburg, 2 baby chicks, 41 adult guineas, 3 horses, 2 cows, 3 dogs, 2 kittens, and 3 cats.
Reply
I am 15 years old and a proud owner/mother of 4 peachicks, 14 silkies, 3 pekin ducks, 25 RIR, 2 Red Star, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Brown Leghorn, and 1 Golden Laced Hamburg, 2 baby chicks, 41 adult guineas, 3 horses, 2 cows, 3 dogs, 2 kittens, and 3 cats.
Reply
post #3 of 11

Miss Chloe hasn't laid an egg since August. Or maybe once or twice since then.  But who cares?  She's our Silkie. tongue

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/25976_p070411_1556_02.jpg

Mom and Dad of 3 boys 14,11,9; live in city in-town by public library and school; Silkie rooster, Silkie hen, EE hen, RoseComb Bantam and 8 of their mixed breed offspring!  And a bunny!
Reply
Mom and Dad of 3 boys 14,11,9; live in city in-town by public library and school; Silkie rooster, Silkie hen, EE hen, RoseComb Bantam and 8 of their mixed breed offspring!  And a bunny!
Reply
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Ah! Thats not what I wanted to hear! haha. Guess I'll just stick with my silkie and 2 ee's then...

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

I have really grown to love silkies, and since we got our little buff girl, Charlotte, I've wanted more. tongue   Guess I'll have to wait a few more years until we buy a some land...then I can have multiple coops! lol

post #6 of 11

Ya there a joy to have, Marshmallow and Francesca are my favs Marshy looks like a white pom pom and francesca is very sweet. love

I am 15 years old and a proud owner/mother of 4 peachicks, 14 silkies, 3 pekin ducks, 25 RIR, 2 Red Star, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Brown Leghorn, and 1 Golden Laced Hamburg, 2 baby chicks, 41 adult guineas, 3 horses, 2 cows, 3 dogs, 2 kittens, and 3 cats.
Reply
I am 15 years old and a proud owner/mother of 4 peachicks, 14 silkies, 3 pekin ducks, 25 RIR, 2 Red Star, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Brown Leghorn, and 1 Golden Laced Hamburg, 2 baby chicks, 41 adult guineas, 3 horses, 2 cows, 3 dogs, 2 kittens, and 3 cats.
Reply
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by LindsayB 

I have really grown to love silkies, and since we got our little buff girl, Charlotte, I've wanted more. tongue   Guess I'll have to wait a few more years until we buy a some land...then I can have multiple coops! lol


Well that's the thing, then.  The Silkies are good for other stuff, like jumping at grasshoppers, stalking squirrels, entertaining us with their funny talk, seeking laps.  The occasional egg is more like a bonus.

There's a suburban vegetarian gardener I know who doesn't even eat eggs, and her Silkies are quite perfect for her! lol

Mom and Dad of 3 boys 14,11,9; live in city in-town by public library and school; Silkie rooster, Silkie hen, EE hen, RoseComb Bantam and 8 of their mixed breed offspring!  And a bunny!
Reply
Mom and Dad of 3 boys 14,11,9; live in city in-town by public library and school; Silkie rooster, Silkie hen, EE hen, RoseComb Bantam and 8 of their mixed breed offspring!  And a bunny!
Reply
post #8 of 11

Mine actually lay really well...probably 5 eggs a week. But that's only when they're not broody. I just posted about how they are always broody, silly things. roll

Mama to 2 Light Brahmas, 3 Red Stars, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 2 Production Reds, 3 Silkie crosses, 4 Goldfish, and three sweet little humans.
Reply
Mama to 2 Light Brahmas, 3 Red Stars, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 2 Production Reds, 3 Silkie crosses, 4 Goldfish, and three sweet little humans.
Reply
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by TinyLittleFarm 

Mine actually lay really well...probably 5 eggs a week. But that's only when they're not broody. I just posted about how they are always broody, silly things. roll


I just responded to your post! How hilarious is that!  lau

post #10 of 11

My Blue Silkie just started laying, she gave 2 her eggs to me. 

If she doesnt laying very well, I always will still love her to death!

She's sweetest girl ever.

I never seen her laying. but i found her eggs in my coop as a surpise gift from her. haha

 

 

700

 

The blue one when she;'s young.. I have 3 silkies hens. there are them. :)

Brown one have a MOST of FLUFFIEST head than blue one.  Blue one is 2nd fluffiest head, and black one have lightly fluffy not heavy as others.

They are still sweet chickens!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying