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At what age do silkies start to lay????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amy's Animals, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told silkies don't lay until about 9 months of age, is this true????
     
  2. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    My little girl is over six months - and no egg yet. I'm hoping mine will lay any day now, but I have stopped holding my breath. Hope someone else has better news. Wait I guess she's closer to 7 months now - she was hatched in mid January.
     
  3. coberdor

    coberdor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine start laying between 4 - 5 months. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Allright, I hope mine will start laying between 4-5 months then too [​IMG] What color are your silkies????
     
  5. card5640

    card5640 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What ?I am bummed, when I got my buff silkie at a swap I was told she was 8 months old, she is now 11 months and no eggs!!
     
  6. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I guess maybe it just really depends on the chicken??? Or whoever you swapped chickens with lied to you about the age or didn't know exactly. So maybe she is younger? Could you post a pic????
     
  7. TsaLaGi Acres

    TsaLaGi Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Has she crowed yet?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ours are around 5 months and still no eggs, no crowing either lol
     
  8. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
    Greenwood, SC
    Most of my silkies have started laying around 7 months. But they don't lay very often. Just sit in the nest box for hours. They must think they are sitting on eggs but I lift them up and show them there aren't any. Silkies are cute and sweet but not terribly great egg producers! And their eggs are teeny tiny.
     
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  9. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
    Greenwood, SC
    Also, we got our silkies from Bobbi Porto who knows a lot about silkies. She said the buff ones lay later than the other colors. Usually no sooner than 8 months. I have one that is over 8 months and hasn't laid yet. [​IMG]
     
  10. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    It depends on the quality of the silkies that you have. My silkie girls usually start at 7 1/2 -9 months old. I have some 8 month olds that have just started laying....Unpatiently waiting on the others to start!!!! [​IMG] I have heard people say that hatchery silkies will lay at 6 months old.
     

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