5 half month old silkie wanting to lay?

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

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    highly possible... or she could just be pooping...
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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

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