how old were your silkies when they started laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by busby965, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. busby965

    busby965 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my silkies are 17 weeks old and i was wondering when yours started laying. should i put a light on them now and just wait or wait a while before i put them on 15 on 9 off what are your ideas. thanks
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    7 months comes to mind.

    None laying now though...I have just silkie chicks for now. Not uncommon for 7-8 months POL (point of lay).

    Silkies then go broody a lot (stop laying). So if your family needs eggs badly you may wish to get some egglaying breeds also.
     

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