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How old are Silkies when they begin to Lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ducks-R-Us, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't own any Silkies but was wondering about how old they are when they begin to lay eggs and at what age do they go broody? I know birds can be completely different but what have your experiences been?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Somewhere around 8 months I think
     
  3. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    My oldest silkies are 7 months and they have not yet begun to lay. I bought them when they were 4.5 months old and have been hoping for an egg any day from them, but so far, nada [​IMG]
     
  4. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    One of my hens is 6 months and she started yesterday
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:[​IMG] I hope mine start that early
     
  6. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    I have heard that hatchery silkies lay at about 6 months....My silkies(breeder) always lay closer to 7 months..[​IMG]
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ohhhhh...... I'll have to wait on mine to lay then. So, what causes the difference in the laying ages I wonder?
     

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