4 year old buff silkie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JFG, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. JFG

    JFG Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 4 year old buff silkie. She has not laid eggs since this past May. I am in Texas so it is very hot and humid. She eats but not as much as when laying. She moves around, but not as much as she used to. She has normal white capped poop although it is usually firm and before she would have a few messy poos. I see no evidence of lice or mites. I did dust her once, but hate to do it if there is no evidence of parasites. My question is could she just be getting old and her laying days are over?
     
  2. katelk

    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not imagine that she is old enough to be done laying. I have never had a pure silkie, but I have heard they are late bloomers when it comes to laying. I would imagine that means that they would lay for longer than other breeds as well. They are also known for not being great layers. My girls (Orpingtons) lay a lot less when it is uncomfortably hot and Orpingtons are excellent layers. She may just be being a normal silkie.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2014

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