(laying eggs) [my silkie]

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

  1. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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]
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  2. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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