Silkie about to start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by slkyldy4evr, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. slkyldy4evr

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    I have six silkie pullets (99% sure they are pullets) and one of them had been showing some sighs of getting ready to lay. A few days ago, she began to squat for me, and her wattles have gotten much larger in the past 2-3 weeks, and all she does is "talk" when she is outside, I'm just wondering how long from now should I be expecting her first egg? She turned 23 weeks old today.
    Here are some pictures of her.
    Any input would be great!
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Most will start 1-4 weeks after they start talking and squatting.
     
  3. slkyldy4evr

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    Thanks, do her wattles seem unusually large for a silkie pullet?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They are a bit large, but otherwise it looks like a pullet.
     
  5. slkyldy4evr

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    Okay I wasn't worried at first.
     
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    I was worried not wasn't
     
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    This morning I went to check the nesting box and found this pullet egg, no yolk and so tiny. :)
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

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    Cute, congratulations. Hopefully the next one is all there.
     

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