Should my silkie be laying yet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jencleg, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie that is about 5 months old. Should she be laying yet? What will I look for (besides an egg [​IMG] ) when she gets close to laying?
     
  2. jodiea60

    jodiea60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just bumping this up....I am curious about when silkies start to lay...
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silkies often mature late and may not lay til 9 or 10 months. They usually begin to squat when getting mature and sometimes do the "egg song" without laying. [​IMG]
     
  4. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

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    I have two hatchery girls that started laying within days of each other at 21 weeks. They have really surprised me by laying fairly well. Two to three days, then day off.
     

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