Fluff N Stuff, SilkieLover ? Anybody? (pic)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggCentric, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is our Silkie Hen. She is almost 11 months old and has never laid a single egg. What gives? It IS a hen right? We have a silkie roo mentioned in another thread, and he's completely different. And yes, the two are in together.

    Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.

    Libby
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2008
  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    do you have a closer picture of her head? I got some older pullets that have never laid, too! i guess its a curse...[​IMG]
     
  3. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is all I have. Thanks for your response.
     
  4. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    that looks girly!
     
  5. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmm , and it looks so different than our other silkie, a rooster,shown below, and they are both the same age.


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  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I would bet money that is a hen. Could she be hiding eggs from you?
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    looks like a girls to me also.
     
  8. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not possible, they have a very small enclosure and I have searched it completely. I have a nest box in there with her, but she won't go near it.

    Thank you for your reply Angie and everyone else. [​IMG]
     
  9. beameuplord

    beameuplord Out Of The Brooder

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    Eggcentric, YOur chick looks exactly like my little black hen. If it was a roo, I think it would be crowing. Give her time, she will probably become broody soon enough and then you won't be able to get her off a nest. I wonder if she would sit on a decoy egg?

    TJ
     
  10. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    11 months wow!, are you giving her laying mash, maybe she doesnt have enough calcium. It may be just a quite roo. That looks like a hen, but sorta roo'ish.
     

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