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

    Jul 11, 2013
    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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