18 week silkies

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

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

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

    silkhope Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
    Hate to tell you, some of my silkie girls were 6-7 months old before they gave me an egg. [​IMG]
  3. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

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

    Red Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    My girls averaged about 20 - 22 weeks old when they started laying, but i've never had a silkie, sorry.
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    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 Songster

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

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    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 ;)

    Jan 14, 2007
    OH/PA Boarder
    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 Songster

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


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