I though Silkies were supposed to slow down during winter!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hansen6dad, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Hansen6dad

    Hansen6dad Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 30, 2012
    Long Beach, Mississippi
    I have an 11 month old Partridge colored Silkie, and until this week she has pretty much been a 3 or 4 eggs a week chicken. My Girl "Doris has given me an egg everyday for the last 6 days. Is this uncommon for a silkie? I thought they slowed down during winter. She has turned into an "Egg laying Machine". My son say's she is my Winter Chicken! Has anyone had this non-problem before? What's the the record for the most eggs in a row by a Silkie? Just curious.
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 5, 2007
    Lucky you congrat's on a good laying silkie[​IMG]
  3. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hampshire Co, WV
    I don't keep track of individual Silkies' laying abilities, but my Silkies lay well too. Frankly, over the years I've owned Silkies, I've come to expect good laying performance from them. Silkies can be a good utility breed, if a person wants to view them from that perspective.

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