(laying eggs) [my silkie]

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alex, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. alex

    alex Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Okay, my silkie is about 5,1/2 months old...and sinse I know that silkies lay well into winter wouldn't a first time layer start in winter to, or will i be expecting egg-laying in spring? Thanks!
    This is my silkie
    [fisky is her name]
  2. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    Silkies mature later than most other chickens, so they usually start laying at around 6 months old.

    Usually first-year pullets lay through winter better than older hens, but they'res no guarantee and I wouldn't be too concerned if she doesn't start until next spring.

    Make sure to post the pic of the first egg when it does arrive! [​IMG]
  3. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

    Jul 5, 2007
    upstate New York
    Pretty chicken! She should start laying in a few weeks, if you want her to lay through the winter you'll need a light in the coop. Get a cheap timer and set it to go on at about 4 and off at about 8 or 9. You don't need much light, a 40 watt bulb will do, but they need light to lay.
  4. alex

    alex Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    oh yes chellester ill be sure to post some pics.
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Hey Alex. How is the silkie I sold you doing?

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