How long do silkies lay?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by feather leg farms, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    Im thinking about buying a really nice almost 2yr old hen. How long would she lay since she's almost 2.
     
  2. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At two she should lay just fine. From my experience they start to slow after 3 years of age. My two year old hens lay a nice big egg which gives me nice big chicks!

    Shari
     
  3. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    So should I bother with getting her? She has another one thats not quite as filled out but I feel she will.
     
  4. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

    May 18, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    I recently bought a two year old hen and she is my best layer! She is the only one laying though this storm. I say go for it if she is really nice and will help your program! Take the youg one too LOL! [​IMG]
     
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  5. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I was thinking about the young one too...I could always sell her to a child wanting a pet or keep her for show later on.
     

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