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5 half month old silkie wanting to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Teresaann24, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I noticed today while watching my silkies I saw my grey hen squating alot. Is she wanting to lay she is about 5/6 months old. Its almost winter? Could she be wanting to lay and should I add a nest because I don't have one in there right now?

    Here she is squating. Don't mind all the corn I buy mixed grain feed and they kick the corn aside..LOL

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  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    She sure could be... my second laying silkie started 2 weeks ago at 22 weeks old. I was shocked... but when she's ready she's ready!

    (My oldest didn't until she was 30 weeks!!!)
     
  3. Featherland

    Featherland Songster

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    I had a 5 1/2 month old silkie start laying this week along with a 7 1/2 month old silkie.
    I thought it was so strange that they started laying within a day of each other when they are 2 months apart in age.
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I had a 5 month old start to lay... it happens! [​IMG]
     
  5. highly possible... or she could just be pooping...
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    I thjnk she is about ready to start laying!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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