Need silkie advice please. . . .

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sullivansteph, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. sullivansteph

    sullivansteph Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkies are 20 weeks old (2 hens and a rooster).

    Question 1: When should I get my first egg?

    Question 2: The rooster seems to be a bully. I have not seen him breed the other hens, he only seems to peck at them and chase them. Is this normal?
     
  2. loopy119

    loopy119 Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 19, 2009
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    Just a friendly bump.
     
  3. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    Quote:You should expect your first egg around 7-8 months. They aren't the earliest layers. Some take even longer to lay. That sounds like normal rooster behavior. I separate my roosters from the hens whenever I stop hatching eggs. Keeps the hens in better condition and makes them happier.
     
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Untill your boy learns to be a man he will just peck at the girls and chase them around and of course they will run and scream lol...
    Remember the playground when you were in school ha!
    He will soon master the art if ya no what I mean but for now that's just his way of flirting. Looks mean but that's just the chicken way!
     

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