Is there a way to get more eggs? And I dont think my silkie is laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by a123andpoof, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Okay so we live in mn and have 19 laying hens, a silkie and a silkie roo. We got them in March. During the summer we were averaging about 14-15 eggs a day. So you think someone was slacking or is that normal? Now we are lucky to get 8 eggs. It is starting to get cold and days shorter. It gets dark around 6:30 and I turn on the coop light then and turn it off at 8:30 - 9:00 and this morning i turned it on a 6:00 am and again at 8:00. Should we be getting more eggs?
    My silkie is 4 weeks younger and I do not think she is laying. Can someone post a pic of a silkie egg? And is there a reason she may not be laying? If possible it would be nice to see a comparison picture of a silkie egg to a normal size chicken egg. She may be laying and I dont realize it...

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Noticing lots of feathers around? How old are the hens?

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