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NOT LAYING EGGS!

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

  1. purpleblobbob

    purpleblobbob Hatching

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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 Songster

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

    Hope0491 Songster

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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 Songster

    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 Songster

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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 Songster

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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 Crowing 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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