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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by siz8003, Apr 4, 2008.
why wont they lay? They have a light and all that what age do they start I need them eggs!!!
Hate to tell you, some of my silkie girls were 6-7 months old before they gave me an egg.
wow I dont wanna wait that long!!!!
My girls averaged about 20 - 22 weeks old when they started laying, but i've never had a silkie, sorry.
Well I just had a silkie start laying and they're at least 29 weeks so I dunno what to say.
Quote:That's how many of mine are too.
Quote:All my silkies took a year to start laying.
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 --
Mine started between 7-8 mo. I think. Takes a while!