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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenpop2884, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. chickenpop2884

    chickenpop2884 New Egg

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    My male frizzle bantam started mating with my three silkies two days ago. I would like to know when will she might start laying eggs .
     
  2. chickenpop2884

    chickenpop2884 New Egg

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    This is an awesome site
     
  3. chickenpop2884

    chickenpop2884 New Egg

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    My frizzle bantam is about one year old and my silkies are about 14 months old
     
  4. She should start anytime now.

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. Roosters often start breeding hens a few days to a week before the hen starts laying.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Depends on her age, health, whether she is molting, ect...Once she starts laying, the roo needs to mate with her for 2 weeks before the eggs are fertile. If you attempt to incubate before two weeks, they may not be fertile.

    Good luck with your flock and enjoy BYC!
     
  7. Chickenpop2884 said mating not molting! [​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! If your silkies are 14 months old, also be sure they haven't been hiding eggs somewhere on you.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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