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

    Dec 2, 2009
    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

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    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

    Apr 24, 2010
    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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