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my silkie hen is mollting and has not liad an egg since

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by barredrocker, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. barredrocker

    barredrocker In the Brooder

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    my silkie stopped layimg and is moltting is this normal , if so how long
     

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They quit laying when they are molting, growing in those new feathers takes a lot of energy! Many birds won't start laying again until next spring, it's nature's way of giving their bodies a rest from the drain of egg production.
     
  3. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Songster

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    Quote:^ X2 and also how much does you silkie lay? (i am just curious) [​IMG]
     
  4. waterchicken

    waterchicken Chirping

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