Question about silkie

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  1. Angrnbsn

    Angrnbsn In the Brooder

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    I am a new to chicken ownership, they are my pets and I love the fresh eggs, I own 8 chicken and one silkie, which I got by accident, BUT LOVE HER.
    I have spent a lot of time building and making there coop very comfy, and making sure they are well protected,
    I’m still learning! Can use all the advice I can get
     
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  2. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    What's the question?
     
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  4. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  5. Angrnbsn

    Angrnbsn In the Brooder

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    I am concerned about some of my chickens not laying, especially my silkie is this something I should be worried about?
     
  6. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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    As the days are getting shorter, the chickens are going to stop laying for a while. They will take this time to molt, and rest from laying so many eggs. They will build back up their calcium, and be ready to go in the spring. Your Silky will also be ready to go broody non stop. :lol:
     
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  7. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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    Of course, I am assuming you don’t have mites in the coop, the girls are getting the right feed, and no one is hiding or eating eggs.
     
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  8. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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  9. diamondsilkies

    diamondsilkies Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join us!

    x2 on the not laying in winter
    Also, if your silkie hasn't begun laying yet, it may take her longer than the other girls. Silkies can start laying much later than other breeds. I had one that didn't start laying until she was a year old. No health problems, just the breed! Good luck with your new flock!
     
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  10. Cedar Creek Farm Lady

    Cedar Creek Farm Lady We "Birds of a Feather Flock Together" here on BYC

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    :frowWelcome to BYC!!!
    You'll be amazed how much there is to learn on this site! There's some incredibly intelligent & helpful people on here, more than willing to share their knowledge & expertise! Don't be afraid to join in on the threads. Pictures are always appreciated!!!
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