do black silkie bantoms take longer to lay than other chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tracy and the Girls, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Tracy and the Girls

    Tracy and the Girls Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 27, 2010
    Our silkies for some reason only use 1 box and it seems like that whenever i go out to check the eggs there is always a silkie laying so i am wondering if i can try to reach under and the other eggs before they rot or if i have to wait till there isn't one laying?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Teddy & Tracy
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Well, other than the risk that she's gone broody and will savage your arm off if you reach under her, there's nothing wrong with collecting eggs from under a Silkie hen.

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