18 week silkies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by siz8003, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    why wont they lay? They have a light and all that [​IMG] what age do they start I need them eggs!!!
     
  2. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hate to tell you, some of my silkie girls were 6-7 months old before they gave me an egg. [​IMG]
     
  3. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    [​IMG] wow I dont wanna wait that long!!!!
     
  4. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls averaged about 20 - 22 weeks old when they started laying, but i've never had a silkie, sorry.
     
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Well I just had a silkie start laying and they're at least 29 weeks so I dunno what to say.
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Quote:That's how many of mine are too.
     
  7. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    Nooooooooooooooooo [​IMG]
     
  8. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Quote:All my silkies took a year to start laying. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    Silkies are not a Table Bird which means each bird does things at it's own maturity rate similar to people -
    a year is not uncommon and doesn't mean you are doing something wrong -If it is a Buff I have heard of Buff Silkies laying only 6 to 8 eggs a year - The Buff Genetics mess things up. The higher Quality the more issues they have being Breeder Quality -- Everything in Silkies is a trade off --
     
  10. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Mine started between 7-8 mo. I think. Takes a while!

    Marie
     

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