23 week old Silkies - are they ever going to lay an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happyhensny, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    The free loaders have been here for a long time. The 2 Roos crow. The girls just hang out like it is a free buffet. Any ideas on Silkie maturity?

  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Songster

    Feb 6, 2009
    I have about 20 Silkies & I do not count on them to feed me![​IMG]

    Sorry, my friend, I hate to be the bearer of bad news... Silkies take forever to grow up. Mine were not laying until 7 or 8 months, if not longer. Remember, Silkies are to egg production, what maltese pups are to home protection. [​IMG]
  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    My kids wanted them. Good thing I just got 24 chicks from the fair. All standard egg birds I think. Oh, and we have 18 laying hens now. I guess they will have to be thought of as decoration and hopfully good Momma's in the spring.

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