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NOT LAYING EGGS!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by purpleblobbob, May 13, 2007.

  1. purpleblobbob

    purpleblobbob New Egg

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    My stupid chickens are not laying eggs! I don't know what's wrong, they don't act weird or anything. They pretty much act like chickens! haha yeah so HELP!:eek:
     
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    How old are they, and how long have you had them?? also what breeds??
     
  3. Hope0491

    Hope0491 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Amy!!

    I'm glad you're finally here!! haha


    I can answer a couple of those questions... [​IMG]

    They are Silkies. She's had them since around Nov... she doesn't know exactly how old they are... she got them as chicks, I believe that's what she told me. They've never laid an egg. That's all I know. haha...
     
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    So they are 7 months old, they should be laying by now. But not sure as I have not had any silkies. I know some chickens take longer than others to come into lay.
     
  5. chasehope

    chasehope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry too much about it with silkies. I have a couple of hens who were over a year old before they layed their first egg. So unless you have all roosters I would think that they will lay eventually.
     
  6. Hope0491

    Hope0491 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was thinking... mine didn't start laying until a year old... and the other was 10 months.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, took my silkie hen 8 months to pop out her first egg... and she only does two a week.
     
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    My silkies are close to 8 months and no eggs yet. They are even getting "attention" from the roo! [​IMG]
     

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