Do Silkies take longer to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Remudamom, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    My little Cochin hen is laying for me but nothing from the Silkies that I raised at the same time. Do they take longer?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Some breeds stop laying during the winter, so if they come to point of lay during that time, it's highly likely they won't start until the spring.

    My banty cochin is approaching 11 months and STILL no egg!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Silkies usually lay between 6 to 8 months, however it can be sporatic and not very regular until after they are a year or so old, in my experience. If you are relying on your Silkies as a laying bird, your going to be disappointed. Although they lay regularly when they lay, actually keeping them in laying mode can get quite frustrating as they will stop if the wind changes directions...
     
  4. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Every chicken is different, and I am sure you will get an egg soon! [​IMG]
     

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