At what age did your silkie start laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by goatranch, May 17, 2011.

  1. goatranch

    goatranch Chirping

    Dec 8, 2009
    I thought that silkies lay later than other breeds. I have had my silkie living in the brooder with babies for months. She was making the noise that hens make when they lay. I thought that it could not be possible. She is just 5 months and she laid her first egg today. I was beyond excited!!She brooded all those babies at about 3 months old. I am thinking maybe it made her broody hormones kick in. That is all I can think. Whatever happened, I am so happy!![​IMG]:jumpy:jumpy
  2. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Songster

    Feb 23, 2010
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Mine laid early too. They were born in March of last year and one hatched her own babies in September! Then, this month, one of her babies hatched 5 babies of her own, so I have a one year old grandmother... I need to get these birds on Maury Povich, have some sense talked into them, lol.

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