How well do Silkies lay after a year?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickieBooBoo, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Does their egg production drop off a lot after their second and third year? I know they dont lay much to begin with but...
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    In my experience, they never lay very well, but they can continue to not lay very well for years. [​IMG]
     
  3. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can't answer how they lay after a year. I have 4 silkies. I get two eggs a day from them and I'm pretty sure only two of them are laying. One of them has never laid and another one has just finished going through a broody spell sho shouldn't start laying for a little while longer now. I wasn't expecting them to be good layers but it seems that at least 3 of my 4 are.
     
  4. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Mine are 2 years old now and I still get 2-3 eggs a week from each of them (at least). They do go broody, a lot, so that does interfere with their laying. But, mine are ornamental more than for eggs, so it's not a big deal for me.
     

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