Do silkie hens lay eggs without a male?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by connor97, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. connor97

    connor97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know chickens dont need a male for eggs, but would a silkie still lay even though there is no male? If so, how many eggs do they lay a week usually? I know they arent layer breeds but I got one today and am just curious if I will get some mini bantam eggs every once and a while :)
    Thanks !
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, silkies are chickens, and no they do not need a rooster to lay eggs. Frequency of laying will depend upon the strain, age and health of your silky. Frequently they will lay a clutch and then go broody.
     
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